Nobody likes to think about death. I think this stems from the uncertainty and controversy that surrounds what follows it - do we simply cease to exist? Or is there something else out there for us? I know that the first thing we must do is to talk about it. We fear what we do not know, and we do not know what we fear. Death care is a huge decision and what we choose has a big impact on our environment and the world around us.
I remember once seeing an advertisement for a company that, instead of placing you in a casket when you die, would place you in a biodegradable "pod" in which a tree could grow from, bringing life from your remains and having the cycle come full circle again. I value the choice for both people and the loved ones of those passed to have more than just cremation, caskets, and "anti-ecological burials" as the go-to options for death care, and I envision a future where we have the options of more "eco-friendly" burials available in a legally accessible manner.
A possible solution to this would be to have funeral homes offer a wider variety of services that would include more eco-friendly options such as aquamation and natural burials which could be done by implementing law forcing funeral homes to offer different services.