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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th May 18, 8:02 AM
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    how to have an eco-friendly death
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    how to have an eco-friendly death 10th May 18 at 8:02 AM
    The funeral industry is catering for the growing number of people who want to deal with their mortal remains in an environmentally sound way.
    Growing numbers of people who spend their lives recycling their plastics and watching their air miles are wondering about the most environmentally sound way to deal with their mortal remains. Now, help is at hand from a funeral industry increasingly tuned in to the varied and exotic last wishes of the “consumer”.
    Sorry that it's from the Grunard but it came through on my feed this morning and I though it might interest some of you cheery folk

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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 10th May 18, 8:44 AM
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    Sorry that it's from the Grunard but it came through on my feed this morning and I though it might interest some of you cheery folk

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    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Well actually this is something I was discussing over the weekend! I think it's important to let your loved ones know these things - whatever age you are.

    I will be looking into the tree thing.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th May 18, 10:54 AM
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    Oh goodness! That's been available for years and years!

    Can't remember when, but a long time ago I bought a woodland burial site. At the time, the price was much cheaper than a normal burial, and was even cheaper than a cremation.
    The price includes a biodegradable (cardboard wood/look) coffin, and two green cars, and a small name plaque (like a tree-name plaque), plus your choice of tree.

    You're not allowed to be embalmed, as the chemicals could kill the trees.

    A couple of years ago I popped in to see how it was getting on and the whole thing was maturing nicely!
    Lots of lovely compost!
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 10th May 18, 1:33 PM
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    I do remember reading that the pollution generated by the guests driving to a funeral far exceeds any pollution arising from the cremation itself.
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 10th May 18, 2:02 PM
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    If I outlive my brother and my husband then I'd like an eco funeral.
    If I don't then I want to be cremated and turned into diamond earrings, they will then have to wear me
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 10th May 18, 2:19 PM
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    I do remember reading that the pollution generated by the guests driving to a funeral far exceeds any pollution arising from the cremation itself.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    That's alright, I don't expect there'll be many guests at mine


    Another one here planning a woodland burial at the local green cemetery, with either an untreated willow or cardboard coffin (my daughter can choose whichever she prefers).

    I have no intention of polluting the atmosphere by being cremated and the whole 'funeral service' thing makes me shudder. No music, no expensive flower arrangements (why does the word 'funeral', like 'wedding', mean a multiple of the regular price can be charged for something?)
    If someone wants to say a few words (I expect something along the lines of 'Finally the miserable old battleaxe won't be bothering us anymore ) that's up to them, I won't be there to hear it!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th May 18, 7:19 PM
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    I don't actually want anyone at my funeral. I just want to be popped in the hole in the ground and that's that.

    I certainly don't want a load of people there whom I haven't seen or heard from for ages, thank you very much!

    I hate it when people who haven't made any effort to see the deceased in a long time manage to find the time to attend their funeral. Grrrr!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th May 18, 7:50 PM
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    My mother always says that it's better to give her flowers when she's alive and can enjoy them than when she's dead and can't.

    I don't always agree with her, but on this occasion I believe that she's correct.

    For my funeral - don't care but often joke that I'd like a band to march in front of and have a troupe of dancing girls behind the horse drawn cortege ... Oh, and a shiny coin in each eye please
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th May 18, 7:52 PM
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    My mother always says that it's better to give her flowers when she's alive and can enjoy them than when she's dead and can't.

    I don't always agree with her, but on this occasion I believe that she's correct.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Exactly!


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    • tommix
    • By tommix 10th May 18, 8:03 PM
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    Not keen on the Idea of an eco -buriel..A cardboard box and a Tree doesn't realy cut the mustard.

    I'm going for the full egyptian..Sarcophagus and a Pyramid.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 10th May 18, 8:11 PM
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    They can just cremate me, I don't want any fuss at all.
    (Although Sleazy's marching band and dancing girls has a certain appeal!)
    At least that way they won't be digging my bones up in a couple of hundred years to make room for a new dimensional displacement facility or some such.
    • MPD
    • By MPD 10th May 18, 8:34 PM
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    Just dump my body somewhere it will join the food chain, maybe drop it off a container ship halfway across an ocean.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th May 18, 8:49 PM
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    Not keen on the Idea of an eco -buriel..A cardboard box and a Tree doesn't realy cut the mustard.

    I'm going for the full egyptian..Sarcophagus and a Pyramid.
    Originally posted by tommix
    What, no lifesize statue of Tony?



    Just dump my body somewhere it will join the food chain, maybe drop it off a container ship halfway across an ocean.
    Originally posted by MPD
    Or the local landfill?
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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 10th May 18, 8:53 PM
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    I don't want any fuss when I go. I won't be there as such to enjoy or appreciate it anyway. I'm looking in to an eco burial.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 11th May 18, 11:27 AM
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    I've often thought that I'd like to have an 'open door' party somewhere while still alive to give me a good send off with me as the bouncer so that I could only let in those that had done me a good turn during my lifetime

    It would be a very quiet party inside but a great time would be had by all those that didn't get in
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 11th May 18, 2:54 PM
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    Im opting for direct cremation

    Sent down to Belfast in a body bag and they can post the ashes back to be scattered up here or it thats not allowed they can just scatter me in the rose garden there
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th May 18, 3:46 PM
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    My lot have been told to go as short as they can on dealing with the body but spend every tuppence spare on the tamasha celebrating the life.

    I want to think my death has caused the size & scale of party that results in weddings.
    I also like the idea of a resulting photobook of family there present (with all their names & dates of birth) - indeed several copies thereof - for the benefit of future family historians.
    (As a companion volume to my wedding album where I was an awkward so & so requiring every face visible to have a name.)

    Sadly all far too unlikely - my lads are not wildly social animals & rounding up extraneous relatives for the spiritual comfort? I'll be lucky if I get a grave marker.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 13th May 18, 11:18 PM
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    I hadn't realised that with the eco burial, the body can be wrapped in a shroud. The burial is also much shallower, thus ensuring that decomposition takes place relatively quickly, apparently the deeper the burial the longer it takes.
    Having just been to a humanitarian funeral I found the whole service so much better than a church service. It was very focused on the individual and what they had done during their life and the legacy they had left. Very very moving.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th May 18, 8:36 AM
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    On a nice warm and sunny day, I take a walk in the forest.
    Due to tiredness, I fall asleep in a leafy glade.
    I die peacefully in my sleep, and lie undisturbed for years as the leaves cover me.
    Finally, my fleshly body is no more and any future life prospects are decided by God.

    Failing that (the forest bit), and on the basis that I do die one day unless God decrees otherwise - as peacefully as possible please and with as little fuss as possible. My earlier post about a horse drawn cortege, marching band and dancing girls was an attempt at humour.

    I would, however, still like shiny coins placed over my eyes.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 14th May 18, 3:14 PM
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