Ask Fuzzy: Which is greenest - cremation or burial?

By Rod Taylor, Fuzzy Logic
November 27 2021 - 6:30pm
Burial and cremation both release carbon dioxide. Picture: Shutterstock

This question is a complicated blend of environmental and social factors, and we can't simply compost ourselves in the back yard. There are legal requirements governing all sorts of facets such as the logistics of preparing, transporting and disposing of bodies, and the Coroner's Act regarding the investigation of death. There are laws if you'd like to bequeath your remains for organ donation or medical research.