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Would you choose an 'eco-burial'?

( bbs.chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-04-07 07:21

Editor's Note: With land for cemeteries at a premium and traditional burial costs rising, the Chinese government is promoting eco-friendly funerals nationwide, such as scattering ashes of loved ones at sea or burying them in the soil without erecting tombstones. Would you choose an "eco-burial"?

Janelle (China)

Green burial options have become a small but growing trend in China. My father said he wanted to be part of a tree and went back to being part of the Earth in his will, so we respect his last testament and arranged a tree funeral.

Would you choose an 'eco-burial'?

People in Zhengzhou, Henan province, bury the ashes of deceased relatives in soil under trees. [Photo/IC]

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