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25

Mar

Whether you choose cremation or burial, it can be difficult to die green — either because of the space or the chemicals involved. The numbers in the infographic might surprise you.

Whether you choose cremation or burial, it can be difficult to die green — either because of the space or the chemicals involved. The numbers in the infographic might surprise you.

08

Aug

Turn cremated remains into a vinyl recordPlanning on being cremated and want to do something jazzy with your ashes? Turn them into a playable vinyl record.

Turn cremated remains into a vinyl record
Planning on being cremated and want to do something jazzy with your ashes? Turn them into a playable vinyl record.

28

Nov

Going green when it’s your time to goFrom biodegradable coffins to tree-sprouting urns, eco-friendly burials offer a way for those who live green to also die green.

Going green when it’s your time to go
From biodegradable coffins to tree-sprouting urns, eco-friendly burials offer a way for those who live green to also die green.

12

Oct

Innovation blazes new paths to the afterlifeHoly Smoke offers a unique service: stuffing cremation ashes into pistol bullets or shotgun cartridges.Says the creator: “I want my ashes put into some turkey-load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second.”

Innovation blazes new paths to the afterlife
Holy Smoke offers a unique service: stuffing cremation ashes into pistol bullets or shotgun cartridges.

Says the creator: “I want my ashes put into some turkey-load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second.”

11

Oct

Florida funeral home offers eco-friendly cremationsThe Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home is the first to perform a commercial ‘bio-cremation,’ using a chemical reaction instead of fire to dissolve cadavers.

Florida funeral home offers eco-friendly cremations
The Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home is the first to perform a commercial ‘bio-cremation,’ using a chemical reaction instead of fire to dissolve cadavers.

09

Sep

8 weird burial alternatives that are going mainstreamOptions range from mummification to space burials to being dipped in liquid nitrogen.

8 weird burial alternatives that are going mainstream
Options range from mummification to space burials to being dipped in liquid nitrogen.