Go green

“Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead.

The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse.

Under the process, known as resomation, bodies are treated in a steel chamber with potassium hydroxide at high pressure and a temperature of 180c (350f).  …

Sandy Sullivan, founder of The Resomation Company said: ‘Resomation offers a new, innovative approach which uses less energy and emits significantly less greenhouse gasses than cremation.'”  “Belgium’s plan to wash its dead down the drain: Bodies would be dissolved in caustic solution… and flushed into the sewer


2 Responses to “Go green”

  1. Ed Gazvoda Says:

    Whether on a family’s grounds or at a cemetery, all burial places show respect for the deceased. As human beings, we mourn and honor our dead.

    A CycledBurial shows reverence for the deceased and for the living. It is a sustainable and ecological process. Very little is consumed by the process. With CycledBurial, our world and its inhabitants are better off.

    The CycledBurial(TM) systems allow the deceased to be safely interred in the earth. It eliminates the public health risks experienced from burying unsterile human remains in the ground. Coffins, vaults, and cemetery plots are not necessary for those who opt for this new method of burial. This burial method costs about the same as a cremation, without causing harm to the environment or to the living.

    Burials have led to pandemics that have killed more people than have lost their lives in battle. The deceased eventually become liquid and pollute aquifers. Burying unsterile bodies places the living at risk. Protecting the living from the departed is a battle worth fighting.

    CycledBurial is a hygienic burial. It allows for a burial without the necessity of incurring the cost of a coffin, vault, or cemetery plot.

    Visit http://www.CycledLife.com for more details on this new burial option.

  2. jblethen Says:

    I think you miss my point. I have no objection whatsoever to this disposal method. In fact, it sounds rather good, as you say. What is ridiculous is Sullivan’s justification based on greenhouse gasses.

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