Useful even after death or new trends in the burial world

Many people want to help our planet while they are alive but today’s world goes a bit further beyond our days. One example is a 78-year old American, who was buried on a hill in western Carolina. Her body was laid on a bed made of wooden chips, the body was dressed in simple garments and after some time, her body completely decomposed. The idea is simple, there are too many people in the world and cremation is a problem simply because it releases too many greenhouse gases. Will this pioneer have its followers?

Katrina Spade has even designed special equipment…

A similar situation occurred in Seattle, where architect Katrina Spade came up with a device that will effectively turn human remains into compost. As she says, when you say “compost”, many people think of ground coffee, banana peels or a lawn. However, our bodies contain a useful cocktail of nutrients that stay in our bodies even after we die, so why not take advantage of it? Generally, scientists concur. Several dairy farms in Washington use dead farm animals as compost. Composting dead bodies is perhaps closer than we think. Thanks to using bio material and an easy process that is primarily against the standard burial methods of the 20th century, the new era will most likely become a necessity.

According to scientists’ calculations, every human composting would cost just over two thousand American dollars, which is significantly lower than the price of a traditional funeral. The body only needs wooden chips and a handful of sawdust. The body provides the compost with as many nutrients as would fit into a one meter long cube.

Many people also believe in a greater interconnection with nature

In addition to being very ecologically efficient, many people are convinced that their direct interconnection with the natural cycle will be more comforting for the family of the decreased and will help them find closure in their own ideas and mortality. Scientists are convinced that composting is becoming popular, just like the previously unimaginable cremation, which is currently commonplace for funeral rituals. Complications may arise with heavy metals (i.e. special tooth fillings or clogging of certain parts of the organism by undesired agents while still alive). This is also why people speak about the fact that no compost should reach fields, where vegetables are grown.

There are different funeral rituals – today, you can be a diamond

While earlier cultures buried their dead in the sea, burned them at the border or mummified them, today’s science enables us to literally transform the body of the deceased to a real diamond. All you need are ashes, high pressure and a special ceramic template. The diamond is not completely one karat but it is certainly a very original idea.

Ecologists from Barcelona have come up with another possibility – turn deceased bodies into a tree. Moreover, there is also the possibility to choose whether you prefer pine, oak or an ash tree. You only need 75 Euros and the urn will be delivered to your home. There is also an ecological urn option for cats and dogs. The principle is easy: nourishing ash combined with high quality soil gives life to a new tree…

Are you interested in waking up in a Sex Mission?

Images resembling Demolition Man or the Polish Sex Mission may become reality in the future. Science advances year by year making it is possible to be frozen after death, hoping that advances in technology in the next several decades will bring your body to life. What will happen in the meantime with your brain and other organs is obviously unclear. The system of freezing takes about one week. Blood is removed from the cells and is replaced by a glycerine-like fluid in order to prevent damage during the effects of very low temperatures. Minus 196 degrees Celsius – and wait and wait…

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