'Ecofunerals' on the rise in the US

Environmentally conscious Americans are opting for ecofriendly "green" funerals.

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    Environmentally conscious people in the United States are opting for what are known as "ecofunerals".

    The conventional US funeral is expensive and environmentally unfriendly so "green" funerals, which are cheaper than a traditional burial, are appealing to the budget conscious.

    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 reports from Ferndale, Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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