How can we practice sustainable burial?

A: EACH YEAR, 22,500 CEMETERIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES BURY APPROXIMATELY: 827,060 US GALLONS OF EMBALMING FLUID (INCLUDES FORMALDEHYDE), 90,000 TONS OF STEEL (CASKETS), 2,700 TONS OF COPPER AND BRONZE (CASKETS), 30 MILLION BOARD FEET OF HARDWOODS (CASKETS), 1,600,000 TONS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE (VAULTS) AND 14,000 TONS OF STEEL (VAULTS)(HTTP://FCASOCAL.ORG/CONVENTIONAL-BURIAL.HTML). HERE ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES: USE EMBALMING FLUIDS DERIVED FROM ESSENTIAL OILS AS OPPOSED TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. OPT FOR A BIODEGRADABLE CASKET. HAVE YOUR BODY COMPOSTED (CHECK OUT THE URBAN DEATH PROJECT). BE CREMATED SUSTAINABLY BY MEANS OF ALKALINE HYDROLYSIS. HAVE YOUR REMAINS PLACED IN A BIOS URN AND ALLOW YOUR REMAINS TO SERVE AS THE CONDUIT TO HELP A TREE GROW. BE BURIED IN THE INFINITY BURIAL SUIT. DON'T PLAN FOR A FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CARS. DON'T ACCEPT FLOWERS, ESPECIALLY NON-NATIVE FLOWERS. 

xx Jaimie + Meghan