Worthy Conclusions at the One World Market, Kidlington
November 17, 2014
Looking for something to do on Saturday 22nd November?
Why not come along to the One World Market at Exeter hall, Kidlington between 10am and 4pm
Worthy Conclusions will be there with plenty of copies of our work book "Your LIfe After Your Death" for sale.
Probably not the first place you would think we would be but when you are making plans for when you are no longer here you might like to consider leaving instructions for a 'greener' funeral;
should you have strong green agenda then there are arguments from both sides, but the comparisons are incredibly difficult. Even comparing the carbon footprint of cremation against burial is difficult – initially cremation is perhaps five times more polluting, but the long-term maintenance of a grave can outweighs this.
A cremation is roughly equivalent to a 500-mile car journey, but where bereavement is concerned, this may pale into insignificance compared to the journeys made by grieving friends and relatives.
Then you have to consider other impacts: mercury in tooth fillings and its impact on air quality, but its actual impact is dictated by specification of the crematoria and technology now removes this from the flue gas. What about the toxicity of embalming materials or permanent land use area used by burial? Burial grounds can pose a serious risk to groundwater – these are impossible to cross compare.
Something else to consider- think about asking your family to upcycle or recycle your furniture and other items rather than sending them to landfill.
Plain and simple, upcycling makes a positive impact on the environment. When you upcycle, you remove items from the global garbage stream. Upcycling instead of recycling is good too; recycling requires energy or water to break down materials. Upcycling only requires your own creativity and hard work!