"Green Burial" & Dry Ice
The old term for death and burial, "pushing up daisies," may return to popular use. "Green burial" uses dry ice to preserve the human body for a funeral. The body is then buried in a cloth shroud or simple bio-degradable casket in a cemetery, which may look more like a wildflower preserve than a graveyard. Several organizations supporting "Green Burial" believe it is more environmentally friendly than the use of toxic chemicals for embalming and concrete vaults as grave liners. This method is also much less expensive.