biodegradable coffins

From the New York Times Magazine:

This July, when Jorgi Wu was laid to rest in central California, she became the first American to be buried in an Ecopod — a 100 percent biodegradable coffin made of recycled paper. The seedpod-shaped coffin is designed to be planted in the ground, dissolve and replenish the earth with its nutrient-rich contents. Who needs embalming, cement vaults or herbicide-based lawn care?”

I’m wondering, though, if this woman was completely biodegradable herself!



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One response to “biodegradable coffins

  1. Wow, a coffin that is 100% biodegradable! How incredible! I think that she may not have been completely biodegradable as she may have had dental work done? What ya think? That’s so funny! Mona

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