We need to change how we bury the dead


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The way we traditionally bury the dead is horrible for the environment.

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The modern way of burying a body, the "casket in the ground method" most of us are used to is horrible for the environment. It uses an incredible amount of resources, emits toxic pollutants into the air, and pumps the ground full of formaldehyde, which is known to cause cancer. It's also prohibitively expensive. The average cost of a modern funeral costs between $10,000 to $12,000.

There are a number of greener options available though. Cremation uses less resources and requires less space than a traditional burial, but isn't perfect. There are more experimental methods on the horizon such as promession and alkaline hydrolysis.

No matter which method we choose, it's clear that we need to reform how we bury the dead.

Also be sure to read Mark Harris's excellent book about green burials http://www.gravematters.us


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Muslims wrap the body in a white shroud and probably a wooden box which is natural cause it’s just wood.

1 hour ago

Bury bodies without coffins
The grave get level up with the ground after sometime and most of the people don’t know the grave of there grandfathers father

3 hours ago

When I'm dead just throw me in the tresh!

10 hours ago

Donate your body to science......its my way of giving back.....they pick you up, and its free......harvest organs and cremate the rest......no cost to anyone......im signed up.....

21 hours ago

My dead mother was not buried in the hole she invested $26,000.00 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They lowered her into the hole and never removed the cords and machine. i took pictures and have proof of this. People gasp for air when they see this evidence. There was no earth put in the burial hole and this was suppose to be done as part of the service. This same hole had belong to Dobson. The cemetery staff refused to put a identification marker and claimed she had not paid for it. I have the evidence proving she did. Bereavement of Ontario repeatedly told me my mother is not entitled to the ID marker. I repeatedly replied she paid for and therefore should get the $3,000.00 marker she paid for. This is a buyer beware horror story. Fraud! Fraud! Fraud!

1 day ago

I still like to be buried. No cremation!!

2 days ago

SOYLENT GREEN is another alternative...

2 days ago

First of all I'm claustrophobic and I don't like bugs and I don't see myself laying in one position forever so I will be getting cremated no thank you

2 days ago

Question is, what are we going to do with all bodies?
Put them in the dumpster

2 days ago

This Vid is yet another misconception. There are 100's of miles across the Texas desert or Nevada desert which would make great cemeteries. How about Boot Hill in Arizona for example. Compare the Egyptian Pyramids to a religious burial; We use gas, oil + coal energy on a routine basis. The problem is not that a proper burial is too expensive, it is that inflation and fraud has made the fiat currency nearly worthless AGAIN. Which leads to the real issue: Funny Money, Fake News, FoeNey Government, Greedy Pharmaceuticals, Abortion + Population Control Healthcare, Manipulated Pensions + Euthanasia Plans, Along with the rest of the Crimes our Satanic Nation has become, it is a High Probability that Cremation is to dispose of the Criminal Evidence and Mass Genocide. The idea that your Memory is Worthless is just More Brainwash!

2 days ago

"Just because we're bereaved doesn't make us saps!" - Walter Sobchak

2 days ago

Thanks Go on and preach!!!

2 days ago

"We need to change [sic] how we bury the dead." Why? Is someone dead complaining?

2 days ago

T
Biggest scam. Funeral homes embalmers crematories

2 days ago

Sky burial is the best toss away we can ever hope to be.

2 days ago

Ok start with your own family

2 days ago

So you are saying when I die they gona put stuff in me that's gona give my body cancer? That's it I'm gona go ahead and sue them now!!!!

3 days ago

Simple just burn the body on a palette of wood. Ash's to Ash's dust to dust. Back to the earth we came

3 days ago

Really makes you think that humans these days contain so many harmful metals that our corpses are treated like chemical waste. Where come these metals from? Vaccines? Chemtrails? Flourescent light bulbs?

3 days ago

Should shoot the bodies at the sun

3 days ago

American way of death does it come with McDonald's big Mac?

3 days ago

I'm pro life so you people need to stop dying. Ok!

4 days ago

What does the bible say you came in to the world from the dust and you return to the dust

4 days ago

Las Vegas sounds like a great cemetery!!

4 days ago

Let's not forget India where 5hey stack bodies on a funeral pyre and burned! Put into the river!

4 days ago

Culture is dead

4 days ago

Buzzards have to eat too and bears and wolves....

4 days ago

i takes 1300 pounds of wood to burn a body

4 days ago

Bodies should be burned muahahaha ha

4 days ago

Roll me up and smoke me when I die~Willie Nelson

4 days ago

I want to be a 🌲

4 days ago

As a Funeral Director’s son the video is accurate, except......it’s illegal to spread ashes, on land or in water, due to heavy metals and other laws.

It would be better to do natural burials, remove teeth fillings, bury about 2 ft down then wait 2 /3 years, then plow the remains under and then plant soybeans, corn, and wheat.

4 days ago

I have cured death, and am immortal.

5 days ago

When my grandpa died, the family had him cremated, mixed the ashes in concrete, and made a fence post that now stands at the corner of his farm. Don't know what happens if the family ever sells the farm.

5 days ago

We Are Energy living in a container (Earth Suit) for dwelling in this earth atmosphere. When our earth suit stops working, Our Energy "exits naturally". You may call it dying. I call it "Eternal Energy/Eternal Life". The body/earth-suit decomposes naturally. The casket does not contain the Energy Being, who exits ...and dwells in another atmosphere. So, understand who and what you really are. "Know Thyself", originally taught by Ancient Kemet. Thank You for this Video! We must stop poisoning our own earth! Embalming fluid....in the water/environment. If you love your earth suit that much, just put in a display case, at a museum near you! Have a list (In the display case) of everything you ate, a list of your thoughts, a list of your lifestyle activities, and let observers see how your body decays. What, it's gross? It Stinks? Exactly, so why let that be embalmed with poison, and buried in an overpriced casket/lot. T true self is not in there. Protect our Water supply! Protect Our Farmers! Protect our atmosphere so that we may meditate with deep breathing, manifesting desired results! Say the Word "Love",Breathe in deep and hold it for 8 seconds! Exhale repeating the Word "Love"....Meditate on Love, Peace, Joy, Wisdom, Harmony and know that your Words are Energy Vibrations that create your environment! Meditate, Plant Your Word which manifests into that which you planted! We are energy!

5 days ago

Got damn than what the hell you want than. We cant just lay them in the back yard. I say there is going to be a lot more cremation Going on in the up coming years. My body may be gone, but my soul Still lives.

5 days ago

INFINITY WAR SPOILERS:




(kind of)
Who else thinks that Promession is basically Captain America to Avengers: Infinity War in a shorter time period?

5 days ago

Yes we do need to change. People should be cremated. Funerals are a huge scam and funeral directors are just preying on bereaved people.

5 days ago

Make Cookies our of them.

5 days ago

Throw a few bodies into a container , shooting Up into space, into the darkness of space.

5 days ago

You are right, it is a ridiculous scam. Also, the cemetery’s should be ended, what a waste of land.

5 days ago

I want to be cremated and my ashes spread throughout the Mississippi Coast Beach.

5 days ago

Sniff sniff... Why do I smell liberals

5 days ago

As soon as the Yellowstone Supervolcano goes off this will be the least of anyone's worries.

5 days ago

Hong Kong has a limited space cemetery which is why they bury the dead vertically and only allow the casket to remain for about 2yrs. Then it is exhumed and cremated.

5 days ago