I find various perceptions around death very interesting and they reveal a lot about cultural worldviews and value systems. Western fixations around immortality and posthumous recognition are embodied in anti-ecological burials, which are focussed on preserving the individual. These burials are also a reflection on Western societies relationship with nature, and the pervasive underlying fear of ever becoming integrated within nature, rather than being seen as above and civilized of it.
In order to popularize ecological burials, there needs to be a shift in perceptions of both death and relationships with nature. By seeing ourselves as connected with nature, rather than removed from it, we are more likely to want to continue this relationship of connection after death by giving ourselves back to the earth, rather than staying estranged from it.