There are only 4 places in Canada that offer natural burials — 3 in Ontario and 1 in B.C.

The Canadian Press Posted: April 14, 2016

The leader of Manitoba’s Green Party wants to see the province do more to encourage what he calls human composting — natural burials that are an alternative to caskets, tombstones or cremation.

James Beddome says many people don’t like the environmental toll that embalming, fuel-heavy cremation and elaborate coffins take on the environment.

He says people who want to be buried in little more than a shroud and return to the earth in an unmanicured meadow should have that option.