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I didn’t read anything about this in the book by Mary Roach “Stiff”, but it’s certainly worth considering. Though, as Mary Roach notes, burial procedures and rituals are for the people who are still alive:

With land for burials in short supply and cremation producing around 150 kilograms of carbon dioxide per body – and as much as 200 micrograms of toxic mercury – aquamation is being touted as the greenest method for disposing of your mortal remains.

(via NewScientist)

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