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The Mushroom Suit Becomes A New Trend In Burials06:11

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A mushroom suit, made by the company Coeio. (Courtesy of Coeio)

Fifty years ago, nearly everyone who died in the United States was buried in a grave. Today, just about half are cremated. Money is the primary reason.

A typical cremation costs nearly $500 less than a typical burial. And, many people move away from their hometowns, where traditional family plots are located.

Here & Now's Kristiina Sorenson reports on the mushroom suit, the latest thing in burial trends.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.

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