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.