The ecological cemetery arrives in Paris

Thu, 4 Jul 2019 11:07:06 +0200

PARIS, JULY 4 - The 'green' cemetery arrives in Paris.
From September, writes La Matinale du Monde, a first "ecological funeral space" should be opened in Ivry, in the department of Val-de-Marne, at the gates of the capital, in one of the twenty cemeteries that depend on the Parisian municipality.
The goal is to create "a place of recollection and burial that respects the environment", to respond to the increasingly frequent requests for "ecological funeral".
If the Paris junta will give its green light to the municipal council on 8 July, a small part of the Ivry camp will be reserved for green burials. In practice, this means that only cardboard, Made in France, or wood from the woods of Ile-de-France, the Paris region will be possible. Banned stems or funerary monuments often in imported granite or in reinforced concrete. The maximum allowed will be the "decent local wooden tombstones", explains an expert quoted by Le Monde.