As depressing as it may be, we all have to face the fact that we aren’t going to be around forever. At least, not unless we make some miraculous scientific breakthroughs. So you may want to look at a few alternatives to being buried, if a burial is not to your liking of course. Although when we’re younger, we often tell people that we don’t care what happens to us when we’re gone, and that we can be ‘thrown on the rubbish pile’ for all we care, as we grow older, our outlook on life begins to change, and we get new perspectives. For a little thinking outside of the box, pardon the pun, you may wish to consider a few viable alternatives to being buried. If you are absolutely sure that you do not want to be buried when you shuffle off of your mortal coil, here are a few examples of viable alternatives to being buried.GET A QUOTE
Obviously this is probably the first example that came to mind for many of you, but just in case, we’re going to lookat it anyways. Yes, if a natural burial is not to your liking, you may wish to go with a cremation instead. When you are cremated, your body is prepared in virtually the exact same way as a burial, except your coffin will carry you into a specially constructed furnace which will burn your remains until all that is left is a find ash powder. The ashes are then collected in an urn, and the family/friends of the deceased can scatter the ashes where the deceased wanted them scattering, or somewhere special and memorable to them.
If you don’t want to be buried in the ground, then how about being buried at sea instead? Sea burials are becoming more popular now than ever before, and for good reason. Not only are they quirky and considered to be more unique and less stressful than ground burials, they are also more cost efficient as well, which is very important for many people, as the last thing they want is to burden their families with bills for expensive funerals when they’re gone. Although bodies can be tossed into the ocean, the most common form of sea burial is for the deceased cremated ashes to be scattered into the water.
Although this may sound a little sinister and like something you would expect out of a Horror movie, resomation is really catching on in many parts of more developed countries in the world. With this process, a body will slowly be dissolved in a highly alkaline solution until all that remains is a fine white powder. This is actually considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly processes as it uses far less energy and creates far less toxic emissions that regular cremations.
This process is commonly practiced in many parts of South American, as well as North America, and parts of Australia. Basically, the deceased’s shrouded remains will be placed on tree tops in order for them to naturally decompose. The main drawback however, is that with adverse weather, the remains could potentially become dislodged, and could plummet back down to earth. Still though, it is definitely something different, and serves as another example of great alternatives to being buried.GET A QUOTE