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Date of Publication: May 23
Year of Publication: 2019
Publication City: New York, NY
Publisher: Popular Science
Author(s): Nicold Wetsman
Most of us will keep polluting post-mortem.
Death might be life’s natural and unavoidable conclusion, but humans have ensured that what happens to our bodies afterward is anything but. For more than a century, the circle of life in the United States has looked more like a horseshoe, with burial practices preventing the Earth from reusing our precious raw materials after we shuffle off this mortal coil. But there are alternatives, and a growing number of future corpses might rot as nature intended.
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