Eco-burials on the rise: ministry

REST IN PEACE:More than 16,000 people since 2001 have adopted alternative burial methods, such as tree or flower burials, a top Department of Civil Affairs official said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 05, 2015
By: Lee Hsin-fang  /  Staff reporter

More people are seeking eco-friendly burials, with 7 percent of people still using traditional

A man burns brush and wild grass at a cemetery in Yilan County yesterday, before today’s Tomb Sweeping Day.  Photo: EPA

A man burns brush and wild grass at a cemetery in Yilan County yesterday, before today’s Tomb Sweeping Day. Photo: EPA

burials, the Ministry of the Interior said yesterday, releasing its latest statistics on funereal preferences to coincide with Tomb Sweeping Day today.

The statistics show that 92.83 percent of people are cremated after they die.

Department of Civil Affairs division head Tang Keng-shen (唐根深) said an elderly woman in Tainan filed a request with the Tainan Danei Tree Burial Special Zone several months before she died to be buried there.     [FULL  STORY]

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