This is the latest little craze from the green-folks. Dying green.
Here are tips on green funerals, and here is your very own Ecoffin.
Here are the "number" on Green Funerals:
- 50 million: Trees that are cut down in India each year for funeral pyres. This releases 8 million tons of carbon dioxide.
- 200: The number of green and woodland burial sites in the U.K.
- Up to 16 percent: Mercury emissions in the U.K. that come from crematoria because of the fillings in teeth. This percentage is expected to increase to 25 percent by 2020.
- 1.6 million: Tons of reinforced concrete buried in the U.S. each year in the construction of vaults.