If you are really into saving the environment, there’s a new way to dispose of a dead body. It’s called alkaline hydrolysis, or “resomation”. Unlike burial, it doesn’t take any land; and unlike cremation, it uses little energy and generates no carbon. Instead, it uses lye and hot water to liquefy your loved one and wash his or her remains down the drain. leaving behind just bones that can be ground up.
- And instead of eight Pall Bearers, you only need one person to carry the pitcher filled with your Uncle Bob.
- “Liquefy Your Loved One”… Isn’t that a Lady Gaga song?
- This process leaves a lot fewer people saying, “He looks like he’s just sleeping!”