July 5, 2011
Evironmentally conscious Americans are opting for what are known as “ecofunerals.”
The conventional US funeral is expensive and environmentally unfreindly. On the other hand,”green” funerals are cheaper than the traditional ones and appeal to the budget conscious as well.
A “green” burial is one where the decedent is buried without toxic embalming, an outer burial container, concrete liner or metal vault, in a 100 per cent biodegradable container.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reporting from Ferndale, Washington.
See the video (2:36) at YouTube