Explore the environmental impact of death care: One in five Americans want to live forever

One out of five Americans want to live forever

The environmental impact of death is something that Americans also pay attention to, even if it’s not as significant. Four out of ten Americans (41%) are concerned or somewhat concerned about the impact traditional burial methods have on the environment.

On a related note, 45% of respondents agreed with the statement \”People need rethink how we currently deal with death care in regards to the environment.\” 11% stated that they would prefer a green funeral with shrouds made from biodegradable materials after they died.

Traditional burials can have a number of environmental effects, including embalming fluid leakage into the soil and the use of large quantities of water for cemetery maintenance. Wood and metal caskets may also leave behind toxic residues.


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