Funeral choices have expanded over the years, and new options become available all the time. Burial used to be the norm, until cremation became popular. Since then, I've heard of half a dozen new ideas including pressing ashes into a vinyl record, and being pressed into a "diamond". The newest way of dealing with remains is the burial pod that plants your remains along with a tree, in a way that allows your body to nourish the tree. The end result is a green alternative to filling up land with burial plots, as well as a lovely tree for your relatives to remember you. Click here to read more about burial plots and to see an illustration of the process.
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