According to a survey by the Daily Mail (UK) a number of local authorities are considering authorising a radical new technique from Sweden to deal with dead bodies.
Called promession it involves freeze drying corpses in liquid nitrogen and then breaking them down into powder. The water that makes up two thirds of the bulk of a human being evaporates away and any toxic parts like those mercury fillings can be separated out. The resulting powder will apparently compost away into a rich soil in just a couple of months.
Compost Your Dead Body
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