'Ecofunerals' on the rise in the US

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



    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.