Taipei leads in number of ecological burials

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-04-03
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei City has registered the highest number of ecological burials in Taiwan since 2003 6745628when the practice was officially introduced in the country, the Taipei Mortuary Services Office said on Sunday.

The office said that a growing number of people are becoming more acceptive of different forms of ecological burials, including burying ashes of the dead in wooded areas (tree burial) or in flower gardens (flower burials) and scattering ashes at sea (sea burial).

The containers for the ashes are made of eco-friendly and degradable materials.

The city has performed 7,989 tree burials, 1,364 flower burials and 482 burials at sea from 2003 till the end of February, the office added.     [FULL  STORY]

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