Shallow graves in Vermont

Shallower burials allowed in Vermont, USA, in a bid to promote green burial. The minimum grave depth has been lowered so that bodies can be buried at 3.5ft to allow for more efficient decomposition.

 

Reading

Great article by Joe Banner Baird. https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/02/21/green-burial-a...

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/green-mountain/2015/11/06...

The 3.5ft bill in Vermont https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0003/...

Very useful official guide to burial in Vermont https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/886632/digging-deep-2017.pdf