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A greener way to go: what's the most eco-friendly way to dispose of a body?

09.07.2019
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Burial uses too much land; cremation releases too much CO2. So what about composting our loved ones - or even dissolving them?In the middle of a cavernous factory floor in Pudsey, Leeds, sits a gleaming steel cylinder. One day, its maker believes, most of us will end up in something similar.The machine is a Resomator - a pressurised canister in which corpses are submerged in a mixture of 150C water and potassium hydroxide solution for three to four hours until the flesh is dissolved, leaving behind only soft, greyish bones. After drying in an adjacent oven, these are ground down into paper-white powder, while the fluid is sent to a water treatment plant for disposal. The entire process is operated by a touchscreen and a single "start" button, away from the view of mourners. Ashes to ashes no more. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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