Appreciation: Life after death: recycle yourself.

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  1. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    What if coffins, traditionally used as protection against allowing our bodies to return to nature, instead both welcomed and transitioned our remains back to the earth?

    Whereas a body in a traditional coffin can take one or two decades to break down, Loop estimates its product will fully decompose remains in only two to three years. Even better, your last act won’t be at the further expense of the planet. U.S. cemeteries alone each year consume 30 million board feet of hardwoods, 90,000 tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of concrete for burial vaults, and 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid.

    And in case you’re wondering, this isn’t a product that comes with an expiration date. As long as you keep it stored in a dry location, your final resting place will be ready when you are.

    All humans could be buried in these eerie 'LIVING mushroom coffins'

    World’s First ‘Living Coffin’ Aims to Reunite Us Faster With Nature
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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Interesting idea, though I think I'd prefer a 'sky burial' - even quicker return to nature ;-)
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