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Human compost v human ashes

Post by Dreamweaver » 31 Dec 2018, 08:57

If it's not used for growing plants, it's still better than ashes for scattering.

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Post by Warrigal » 31 Dec 2018, 09:45

Not sure how the family would react to Grandma and Pa being composted. 8-[
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Post by Dreamweaver » 01 Jan 2019, 11:17

They wouldn't mind burial, with worms etc eating through Grandma and Grandpa while they rot?
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Post by kfchugo » 01 Jan 2019, 17:10

I am all in favour of the barbecue.....and scatter the ashes. No fuss, better for the environment, cheaper and I wouldn't feel a thing.

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Post by Perrorist » 01 Jan 2019, 20:49

As long as I'm definitely dead, I wouldn't mind being composted.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 02 Jan 2019, 10:49

kfchugo wrote:
01 Jan 2019, 17:10
I am all in favour of the barbecue.....and scatter the ashes. No fuss, better for the environment, cheaper and I wouldn't feel a thing.
But the blurb says
The aim is a less expensive way of dealing with human remains that is better for the environment than burial, which can leach chemicals into the ground, or cremation, which releases earth-warming carbon dioxide.
They don't give a cost comparison. I wonder if it costs more than cremation?
EDIT: I lie, it does give cost estimates, though in American dollars. The cost there lies somewhere between burial and cremation. I expect an added cost would be, for both composing and cremation, the required medical certificate that guarantees no need for a post mortem later on!
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