Each year, in US cemeteries, we bury:
- Around 800,000 gallons of formaldehyde-based embalming fluid
- Around 1,000 tons of casket steel
- Around 200,000 tons of concrete in burial vaults
- Enough wood to build 40 homes.
Additionally, conventional burial involves the consumption of fossil fuel and other precious resources for the manufacturing of grave products and for cemetery upkeep.