Body bags play a vital role in early stages of disaster victim identification. The Better Body Bag's primary goal is to delay decomposition and improve visual identification. It can hold a vacuum, limiting the body from interacting with an exterior environment, which is easily created with the help of a standard hand pump. It also controls the temperature inside the bag by having an outer light deflecting layer, as well as bodily fluids associated with decomposition by using a super-absorber pad. Additionally, it aimes to improve the working conditions of humanitarian actors through a closing mechanism that provides a hermetic seal to emanations from inside the bag.