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Human composting: reincarnation, atheist-style, lol

By MikeInBatonRouge7
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Woodland burial in biodegadable containers or wraps is quite popular in the UK. You don't get buried in a wood - you get buried in a shallow grave in a special place and a tree is planted over you so that you sustain it. You can later have the tree labelled with your details if you want so your descendants can come and visit and find the right tree. I like the idea very much.

CeliaVL Level 7 Dec 31, 2018

Yes, give back some oxygen you used during your life! ?


I think this is great!! I hope that I can be recycled this way when I die.

HippieChick58 Level 9 Dec 30, 2018

My dream burial (can there be such a thing?) is to be buried in a vertical fetal position with a tree planted on my head.

AstralSmoke Level 8 Dec 30, 2018

What a great idea. Thanks for posting. I wasn't aware this was even an option.


Why would the family have to get the soil? Perhaps others could have it if the family is not in a position to do anything useful with it, e.g. they live in an apartment?

pixiedust Level 8 Dec 30, 2018

Waste not, want not.

MissKathleen Level 9 Dec 30, 2018

Shades of Soylent Green except people won't be eaten but used to fertilize plants we might eat. Interesting. I would like to become a tree. Then, I would be contributing to the survival of our human species by producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the air. It's a better idea than burial. But, I still prefer cremation.

Alvinsmama Level 8 Dec 30, 2018

I was a straight-up fan of cremation, because cemeteries take up too much space. But Niel DeGrasse Tyson kind of spoiled my simple appreciation for it when he pointed out cremation makes our nutrients or bio-generative energy go up in smoke and contribute to air pollution rather than feeding microbes. :/
With composting. We can just be spread on areas put to horticultural use. I find that much more enticing the more I think of it.


I like the concept. One way or another, the body will decompose anyway...eventually. May as well make it as useful as possible. There already are green burials, which I am considering for myself, though I probably will go with cremation as it is easier to deal with the the ashes.

itsmedammit Level 7 Dec 30, 2018

How about That!?! Every good non-religious gardener ought to be intrigued. ?

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