EcoEternity - Three Nations, Three Concepts
EcoEternity in Korea is called Sumokjang
Korea is a densely populated country of about 48 million people. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, approximately 1,274 people per sq mi (US: 80 per sq mi, Germany: 598 per sq mi). About one-half of South Korea's population lives in or near the capital, Seoul, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Moreover, Korea is rather mountainous. Consequently, suitable land is scarce and expensive. Lack of space for cemeteries is a national problem.
German FriedWald is a solution to Korea’s problem
In 2005, Prof. Dr. Woo-Hyuk Byun of Korea University College of Life and Environmental discovered the concept of the EcoEternity Forest in Germany. Prof. Dr. Byun realized he had hit upon a solution to Korea’s cemetery land use problem and began immediately to recommend the concept to Korean authorities. Starting in September 2005, Korea began changing its legislation to accommodate FriedWald/EcoEternity Forests. Public interest has been extremely high.
FriedWald Sumokjang - High Media Attention
KBS, SBS and MBC have covered the German EcoEternity natural burial concept at length.