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185. Bright Idea: Freeze-Dried Burial February 28, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Experience, Service.
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Ah, this idea is even better than one of my previous IdeaSparks* (#17: The Memorial Forest):

In Sweden, some dead bodies are flash frozen in liquid nitrogen, then shattered, then placed in a biodegradable corn starch coffin which will break down within a year. The remains are nutrient rich, and, for instance, can nourish a plant placed directly above.

To me, this idea seems better for the planet, the soul, the plant, and those left behind. Sign me up.

Read more HERE (CNN.com). (via Time Magazine)

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