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Urban Death Project aims to rebuild our soil by composting corpses

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 18, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Greg Beach last modified Jan 17, 2016

It's never too early to think about death. For those searching for a more eco-friendly afterlife alternative to a stuffy, anaerobic coffin, Katrina Spade's Urban Death Project might fit the bill. "The Urban Death Project utilizes the process of composting to safely and gently turn our deceased into soil-building material, creating a meaningful, equitable and ecological urban alternative to existing options for the disposition of the dead," says Spade, a designer based in Seattle. "The project...




 

 

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It’s never too early to think about death. For those searching for a more eco-friendly afterlife alternative to a stuffy, anaerobic coffin, Katrina Spade’s Urban Death Project might fit the bill. “The Urban Death Project utilizes the process of composting to safely and gently turn our deceased into soil-building material, creating a meaningful, equitable and ecological urban alternative to existing options for the disposition of the dead,” said Spade, a designer based in Seattle. “The project is a solution to the overcrowding of city cemeteries, a sustainable method of disposing of our dead, and a new ritual for laying our loved ones to rest.”



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