Lawrence Sells "Green Burials"

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Going green has an entirely new meaning in Lawrence.

A city-owned cemetery has sold its first plot to someone who wants a ``green'' burial _ meaning no embalming, biodegradable casket, no concrete grave liners or permanent headstones.

The Lawrence City Commission approved setting aside about one-third of an acre in Oak Hill Cemetery to accommodate those who want their burials to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

If the concept catches on, the site could expand to five or ten acres.

Funeral directors say the natural funerals have been around for centuries, but the idea is become trendy again as part of a larger ``green'' movement in this country.

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