Posts Tagged ‘Burial’

Recomposting may offer the latest option in green burials

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Having one’s body composted after death and turned into about 1 cubic foot of soil could soon be an option for Washington state residents. The approach, called recomposition, is currently being discussed by lawmakers and, if approved, could become a legal third option for after-death care by 2020. “A lot of people might be reluctant Read more

Large people charged more for cremation

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Large people should be charged more in cremation fees because of the extra time it takes to process the oversized coffins, the manager of Hastings cemeteries says. In a paper going before Hastings District Council this week, manager Isak Bester brings several matters to the councillors’ attention, including the extra time involved in cremating “oversize Read more

Is cremation banned in the Bible?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

The churches in Papua New Guinea are divided over the issue of whether or not to accord dead loved ones a burial or cremation. Father Victor Roche from the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and the Solomon Islands said although they prefer burial, the church also accepts cremation. But pastor Peter Dege from the True Read more

Growing trend of being buried with prized possessions

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Britons are increasingly returning to the pagan custom of being buried with their most prized possessions. New research among UK undertakers has shown that some of the most popular items put in coffins include packets of cigarettes, cans of beer or bags of lollies. Many people are buried with their favourite football scarf, or accompanied Read more