People often wonder can you be buried without a coffin, and technically speaking, finding an answer to this
question is pretty tricky. Technically speaking, you cannot legally be buried without a coffin, though to get around this, there are plenty of other options that do not involve a standard burial. For those asking can you be buried without a coffin, if you’re looking for something a little, or a lot, more unique and out there, when compared with a standard burial, take a look at the following, as we take a look at a few unique, and slightly bizarre, alternatives to standard burials.
Ok, this may sound more like the plot of a Sci-Fi movie than a potential funeral arrangement, but believe it or not, but cryonics is a real thing, and what’s more, it has been carried out for a number of decades already. The basic premise with cryonics, is that a person’s body will be naturally frozen after they pass, and preserved, in the hope that in the future, advances in science and medical treatment will make it possible for them to be revived in the exact same state as they were just before they passed.
The process is dangerous, as chemicals are used to preserve the cells, but, hey, if you’re dead you probably won’t mind the risks. If you do opt for cryonics, you had better have a large bank balance, as in the US, cryonics processes can cost around $200,000. If you’d like to go all Futurama-like, and have only your head preserved however, you will only need to part with a mere $80,000. Obviously Cryonics is a big thing in the US, but here in the UK, we do appear to be becoming more and more ‘Americanised’ so who knows what the future may hold?
Promession, or, Freeze Drying, as it is better known, is another great option for people asking can you be buried without a coffin. This process was invented by a Marine Biologist from Sweden, and it requires a corpse to be completely immersed in liquid nitrogen, which then causes it to become incredibly brittle. Up next, water and any fillings of implants are removed from the body, and it is shaken violently into powered form. These powdered remains are then laid into a shallow grave where water and oxygen can combine with the remains to form a compost. What’s more, the company responsible for this process have a fully licensed branch right here in the UK, so if you are looking for something a little, okay a lot, different, then promession could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.GET A QUOTE
Finally, if the above examples are a little too out there for your liking, you may wish to consider going with a natural burial instead. Natural burials are when you are buried out in the wild in a specially selected location, in a natural biodegradable coffin. The body is also preserved naturally, so no damage is done to the environment, and what’s more, these burials are proving to be extremely cheap and affordable.