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Go Green When You Go

 - Nov 1, 2007
References: cnn & inventorspot
You may not want to think about this until its too late but, cremation uses fuel and releases green house gasses, caskets use trees, and embalming fluids are just full of all kinds of nasty stuff. And you thought dieing was the last of your problems. A Swedish company, Promessa Organic AB, has developed a method where the corpse is flash frozen, then dipped in liquid nitrogen (-196°C, -385°F) which makes it very brittle, then it is zapped with sound waves that shatter it into a powder and the moisture is vacuumed away. Pretty cool, basically you're freeze dried like instant coffee. The remains can then be put in a container made of corn starch and buried in the ground were you will decompose quickly and ecologically. InventorSpot has eight suggestions for a greener funeral including the method above.