2017-02-02

funeral methods

2016.12.1: web.care/funeral methods:
summary:
. burying in a cemetery wastes land;
cremation causes mercury pollution
and uses a lot of energy.
the best way uses the same technique as
livestock mortality composting.

sciencealert:
In the UK, cremation is responsible for 16 percent
of the country's mercury pollution
thanks to all our old dental fillings.
Cremation uses temperatures between 760 and 1,150 degrees Celsius
for 75 minutes (contributes to global warming).
the $1500 Infinity Burial Suit is an eco-friendly, green funeral options.
It returns your body to the earth without harming the environment.

urbandeathproject:
Each year, 2.6 million people die in the U.S,
and most are buried in a cemetery or cremated,
impacting land use and contributing to climate change.
Recomposition is based on the principles of
livestock mortality composting.
the wood chips and sawdust break down odorous gases
into H20 (water) and CO2 (carbon dioxide).
Natural burial, where bodies are buried
(unembalmed and often without a casket)
in a natural setting is a lovely alternative to the conventional.
However, natural burial is a decidedly rural option,
and the Urban Death Project is focusing on the urban setting.
what are sharks for?:
burial at sea, must be done at least 3 miles
away from the shore. Federal law also requires
that you report the burial at sea
to the closest Environmental Protection Agency office
within a month of the burial.

wiki:
full body burials require specific preparation
to ensure the body or coffin sinks quickly.
And in many states a licensed funeral director is required.
[http://www.newenglandburialsatsea.com/]

EPA:
according to federal regulations based on the
 Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuary Act of 1972,
human remains transported from United States ports
or on United States vessels or aircraft
may be buried at sea under specified conditions.
These include cremated as well as non-cremated remains.
All necessary measures shall be taken to ensure that
the remains sink to the bottom rapidly and permanently.
Please note the requirement that the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
be notified within 30 days after burial.
Preparation for burial
Human remains shall be prepared for burial at sea
and buried in accordance with accepted practices and requirements
as may be deemed appropriate and desirable by the
United States Navy, United States Coast Guard,
or civil authority charged with the responsibility for making such arrangements.
For example, local health departments
may require burial or cremation permits.
Disposal location and measures - Non-cremated remains:
Burial at sea of human remains that are not cremated
shall take place at least 3 nautical miles from land
and in water at least 600 feet deep.
Certain areas, including east central Florida,
the Dry Tortugas, Florida and west of Pensacola,
Florida to the Mississippi River Delta,
require water at least 1800 feet deep.