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Tianjin embraces an eco-friendly burial

( Updated: 2010-07-21 15:08

Tianjin embraces an eco-friendly burial
Bio-degradable urns containing remains are seen during an eco-friendly burial event in Tianjin municipality on July 20, 2010. 281 deceased chose to be buried in an environmentally-friendly way which could utilize land more efficiently and produce no pollution to nature. The Yong'an public cemetery provides the service for free in order to encourage more people to choose this burial manner. China is facing increasing pressure as an estimated 10 million people pass away every year in this nation with a population of nearly 1.4 billion. [Photo/CFP]

Tianjin embraces an eco-friendly burial
Work staff put biodegradable urns into caves dug in a lawn during a collective eco-burial ceremony at the cemetery of Tianjin, on July 20, 2010. The 251 of the 281 urns were buried in the lawn of 400 square meters at the cemetery. [Photo/CFP]

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