By Marianne Mancusi Beach GALTime Staff
These days, simply being buried in a coffin or scattering your ashes to the wind is so passé. People want to do something bigger and better with their remains. Like have them turned into a cremation diamond for loved ones to wear around their finger, neck or ears. Or sending your body to a Body Farm--to help forensics scientists study decomposition. (How long will it take to decompose in the trunk of a car?) Or even--Pow! Sending your remains straight to the moon.
Well, now there's a new alternative and this one's actually good for the environment. Eternal Reefs uses your ashes to create artificial reefs that are then dropped into the sea to rebuild our rocky underwater ecosystem. Your body literally becomes a new home for plants and marine life to live in.
You can either choose to be put into a community reef--where your ashes are mixed with strangers--or have your own "reef ball" made for prices starting at just under $4,000,Read More »from Diamonds, Space Flights and Other Creative Cremation Ideas. (REALLY!)