Freeze Dying

Neither up in smoke, nor in the ground

Cemeteries take up space (and only occasionally allow solar panels on graves). Cremations release emissions. But, just like yummy bits of fruit, bodies also can be freeze-dried. Then dipped in liquid nitrogen, resulting in “an organic, odourless, hygienic powder.” A Scottish region is investigating this possibility out of fears that it will run out of burial space in the next few decades.

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