I could not help but smile at the pleasantness of the subject: death goes green. And of course, they are doing it down under, witness this Australian museum (on-line). There are 2150 hits on google for “biodegradable coffin” (although just 700 on yahoo). Then, in good ‘ole Green Britain, there is an organisation called “natural death centre” which comes replete with eco-friendly burials, including how to be “planted” below a tree of your choice as a burial site. This gives a whole new meaning to “green fingers.”
This morning, listening to Europe 1 radio (in Paris), I heard the announcers speaking to the arrival of the concept in France. A good idea sometimes indeed travels underground. (Note that Google has just 44 hits in French for “cercueil biodegradable”).