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(End of) Life in the Fast Lane

  oresome 10:33 05 Jul 2019
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We are running out of space in traditional burial grounds, so it's being suggested that we utilise space alongside motorways.

I can imagine the cortege causing a few holdups.

Have you any favoured spot you'd choose?

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click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:33 05 Jul 2019

Probably one or two already buried in motorway foundations :0p

and what happens when they decide to widen and put in an extra lane?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:35 05 Jul 2019

I originally thought you were referring to click here

  Govan1x 13:14 05 Jul 2019

The romans used to do it so maybe we are just copying them.

  oresome 19:37 05 Jul 2019

my family has a huge plot of land where we are all buried

Not yet I hope!

My parents have already arranged their returns

Good idea. I have it in mind to book a return ticket when the time comes.

  x13 21:27 05 Jul 2019

I've already stated in my Will I'm to be cremated - less hassle. Thinking again it's a waste of nutrients that could be returned to the earth. Crematoriums aren't 'green' when you think about it. If there was a way to simply turn the body to natural fertiliser then that's what I would pick. Something faster than just burying the carcass.

  john bunyan 21:38 05 Jul 2019

x13

There are quite a few “green burial” sites. One near me:

natural burial

  Forum Editor 22:42 05 Jul 2019

I think the time has come when we should consider making cremation a legal requirement.

  x13 23:14 05 Jul 2019

There are quite a few “green burial” sites. One near me:

natural burial

Thank you JB

I think the time has come when we should consider making cremation a legal requirement.

Disagree as it depletes the natural cycle of decomposing to enrich soil and therefore keep the soil fertile for future generations. What you propose FE goes against all that is 'Green' that we need in today's over populated earth. Burning everything has taken us to the state we are already in don't you think?

  Haddince 09:30 06 Jul 2019

I've always thought cremation would be the way to go but if it isn't green, then becoming soil for trees to grow might be a better option. Just did a quick search now and see that burial in coral reefs and at sea are also options.

  morddwyd 09:47 06 Jul 2019

What about those who are "fey"?

If you'are barrelling down the M1 at midnight on Hallwe'en you are likely to serve no matter how well adjusted you are!

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