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Month: August 2019

Water Cremation – one answer to climate crisis

By Barbara Chalmers, Final Fling Blog Sandy age 3 between 2 big brothers – youngest of 11 If you’ve been watching BBC’s Years and Years– a near-future view of our world – you may have seen the funeral in episode 3 where the chat goes (to paraphrase) ‘this isn’t a normal crematorium you know, it’s an aquatorium’. Fire or water? Turns out, given the option, 80% of people asked would choose water...

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Design Week article – Can design fix the funeral industry’s sustainability crisis?

From burial pods to liquid cremation, we look at the people designing more sustainable ways to die. By Henry Wong , Design Week Moying Huang’s concept for an eco-crematorium Death is not simple — what happens after is even more complicated. How we dispose of our bodies can depend on a number of details including cultural practice, religion and personal choice. One thing that is certain, though...

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