Being Green in Death

BBC News – New body ‘liquefaction’ unit unveiled in Florida funeral home

A Scottish company has refined–revived, if we want to be sarcastic–an old method for disposing of corpses: dissolving them in caustic solution. Why? They claim that this method of disposing of the deceased has a smaller carbon footprint than the infernal flames of cremation. It’s a claim that is hard to believe and even more difficult to digest or to undertake, as it were. 

Once the corpse has been liquified, what will they do with it? Flush it down the toilet? Feed it to plants? The former would be a desirable means for survivors who hate you to exact a form of revenge. The latter actually sounds like fun. I wouldn’t mind becoming fertilizer in death. It might be my only act of creating life.

2 Replies to “Being Green in Death”

  1. Yeah… if you’re up for that, then why not donate your obsolete shell to science and layer on a bit of societal benefit to the sad situation?

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