Ecological Burial Contract
Activism, Conceptual, Intervention, Other
December 31, 1969
Application Fee
Not Available
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Ecological Burial Contract is Superflex' contribution to New Life Copenhagen. By signing the Contract you commit yourself to an ecological and climate friendly burial in the case of death during the 12 days of the climate conference.


Download the Ecological Burial Contract and the Info Comic.


See our film about Ecological Burial and the inventor, Susanne Wiigh-Mäsaks visit in Copenhagen, where she was hosted by the Danish undertaker Michael Ørskov. (


Ecological Burial (Promession) is a new burial concept based on a cautious and careful freeze-drying of the dead body, enabling our remains to become soil within a couple of years. In an ecological process, the body of the dead person is frozen using what is known as cryo-technology. The body is placed in a casket and cooled. The temperature is reduced further using liquid nitrogen, which makes the body brittle making it turn to dust with vibration. The dust is dried and any metals such as dental amalgam is seperated out. The dried dust is placed in a biodegradable casket and buried in the biodegradable casket at a depth of about half a metre where there is available air, moist and biodegraders who will turn the body and casket into loam within a year. Promession is developed by Swedish biologist, Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, and is managed within the framework of Promessa Organic AB. The technology is currently in its final development phase and is expected to be implemented in 2010.

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