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Human Composting: The Latest Eco-Friendly Burial Method

Bishops in California are raising objections to a new California law that will allow human remains to be composted and returned to the soil as a way of protecting the environment from the contaminants of embalming fluid and the carbon emissions from cremation. But this is just one of many new eco-friendly burial methods being offered today.

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New Eco-Friendly Body Disposal May Mean Flushing the Dead Down the Drain

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In an effort to reduce the amount of carbon emission resulting from conventional forms of cremation, undertakers have developed a process that dissolves bodies in a caustic solution, part of which could end up in the local sewer.

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