First, the bad news: you’re going to kick the bucket, and your funeral and casket are most likely going to be expensive and dangerous for the environment. In any case, it doesn’t have to be that way. The green movement and some entrepreneurs have joined forces to rehash the passing industry, which, however dreary, is a welcome development. Here are just a couple of options you now have for the inescapable moment you do pass on.
DIY your particular eco-accommodating casket
Katrina Brees is an artist and pioneer of Fantastic Casket. She’ll make you a custom chest (she also designs Mardi Gras floats, if that gives you thought) or show you to make your own. “Anything can be a casket,” says Brees, whose goal is to decrease the measure of obligation people go up against amid the entombment and funeral process. “People think you have to have a wooden box. However, you could become in a sheet and put in the ground if you wanted to.”
Shine bright like diamond because you’re a literal diamond
After funeral LifeGem will convert the carbon ashes into a blue, yellow, red, green, or pale diamond at costs going from $2,999 to $19,999, giving a radically new meaning to treasure gems. On the off chance that diamonds aren’t your speed, you become a kind of cold glass pendant necklace. Plus, there’s a mass discount on the off chance that you order multiple pieces, meaning your cremains could become a fashion-inclined among mourners up to date.
Get pressed in a vinyl record
So you never composed a top-40 hit in this lifetime. That is ok because you can become one in the next. For 3,000 euros, And Vinyly will bury your ashes into a 12-minute vinyl record. You can choose to play music, a vocal message (“I’m spinning… from BEYOOOND THE GRAVE!”), or nothing by any stretch of the imagination. Just be admonished that if there’s copyright infringement on your dead body record, you’re on your own. In any case, hello, you’re dead. So what difference does it make?
Donate your remains to a “body cultivate.”
The University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center covers a two-section of land “body improve” – a field of corpses where scientists, students, professionals find out about decomposition. The printed material to donate your body is all online and free. Another cool thing about this alternative is you can still donate your organs to people requiring transplants. The body cultivates happily takes whatever’s cleared out.
Your body could become a tree or don a $1,500
“Infinity suit,” which minimizes its poison impact through a process called mycoremediation. The suit’s “bio mix” of mushrooms helps the body decompose and restore its nutrients to the earth. It’s a piece of the green internment movement, and instead of a grave marker, you can look into your adored one’s GPS location.