I’ve always thought that it seemed short-sighted and selfish to leave my corpse in the ground, taking up valuable real-estate. Cremation seemed like the right choice for me, opting for my ashes to be disposed of, rather than kept in the creepy dork-on-the-mantle jug.
It seems there’s a new option afoot, waiting for approval and adoption. By the time it’s approved, it may be an option I’ll pursue. :)
Discovery News : Discovery Channel:
Dissolving Dead Bodies: Gross, But Green
Norma Love, Associated Press
The New Green Funeral?
May 9, 2008 — Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest — dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.