I'd Like to Be Under the Sea … Forever
Whoopie! — you can now plan to have your cremated ashes sunk in the ocean as part of an eco-friendly artificial reef. A Georgia company, Eternal Reefs, is promoting the reefs as the “only death care option that is truly an environmental contribution and also creates a permanent, living memorial for the deceased and their families.” The company mixes the ashes into concrete specially designed to last in seawater. It has sunk about 60 of the memorial reefs, mostly off the coast of Florida, and it hopes soon to be able to offer its customers the option of spending eternity in the Pacific.