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How to Die in an Eco-Friendly Way | Green Death 101

Death might be life's natural and unavoidable conclusion, but humans have ensured that what happens to our bodies afterward is anything but. For more than a century, Americans' burial practices have prevented the Earth from reusing our precious raw materials after we shuffle off this mortal coil. But these days, Americans are starting to seek options that minimize the environmental impact of their afterlives. And our greener deaths will help to make the planet a greener place.