Death Can Be Dirty. What's A Greenie To Do?

Think being green is as simple as separating paper and plastic? Leading an environmentally aware life is one thing, but disposal afterward is quite another. Cemeteries take up land; traditional burials (which cost about $7,000) may use caskets that rust from the inside out; and spillage from toxic embalming chemicals, according to the Funeral Consumers Alliance, can be flushed into the general sewerage system. Three ways to rest in green peace:

--GREEN BURIAL Average cost: $3,000

This method is widely embraced (and cheaper) in Britain, where some 150 burial grounds offer plain wood coffins, cardboard boxes or a "lovely woollen shroud"...

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