Wednesday April 8, 2020

Earth to earth: a greener death?

When it comes to the choices we make for the end of our lives, it’s time to start considering the environment

5th January, 2020
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Colin McAteer, far left, founder of Woodbrook Natural Burial Grounds in Co Wexford, and Niall Deacon, its caretaker Picture: Patrick Browne

When we shuffle off this mortal coil, what do we leave behind?

While you may have considered your legacy in terms of your estate, the memories left with loved ones, or even your post-mortem digital footprint, maybe you won’t have considered how eco-friendly the disposal of your mortal remains will be.

The Republic of Ireland’s mortality rate is 6.4 per 1,000, according to Eurostat. With a population of 4.83 million, that means around...

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