C China city encourages green burials
Updated: 2011-03-22 14:37
Residents of Wuhan, in Central China’s Hubei province, are asked to consider flower burials by pouring ashes into the cellar beneath flower beds, xinhuanet.com reported Tuesday.
The municipal government said the ashes would dissolve into the earth, thereby saving the land. Plus people can honor the deceased with flowers at a minimal cost of 100 yuan ($14.8) per year.
Other ecological burials include tree and lawn burials, the report said.
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