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India's eco-Friendly cremations

Hindus make up more than 80 percent of India's population. It's custom to cremate their deceased using burning wood pyres. With India's population at 1.2 billion people, that’s a lot of wood and lot of trees need to be cut down to keep up with demand. Now, a new more eco-friendly cremation method has been developed but convincing locals to adopt the new method is proving difficult.

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