Our Manifesto

The Corpse Project


all of us

better informed


better options

for our bodies after death

& able to choose them.

We believe that the following will help achieve better, sustainable and healing ways of dealing with the body after death, good for human well-being and the earth:


  1. We all need to take responsibility for our body after death and the rituals around it.


  2. We understand the dead body and ‘ashes’ to be part of the natural cycle, not waste.


  3. We choose rituals for warmth, truth, connection & healing not more loss or half truths – as we say goodbye to the body.


  4. No greenwash: robust evidence about the impact of different choices.


  5. No ‘gore porn’: always respectful.


  6. We respect choice and cultural expectations, whilst raising awareness and knowledge.