Australians opting for ‘alternative approaches’ in human body disposal
and have to say that I quite like the idea of a loved ones ashes, or even my own placed in a snow-globe as a memorial keepsake.
"View Legal director Matthew Burgess, who specialises in estate planning, said the most common forms of body disposal in Australia included cremation, burial and donation to science.
But according to Mr Burgess there is a “significant and growing interest in alternative disposal approaches” including composting, where bodies are turned into soil so they can grow new life.
He said some of the latest trends included turning human ashes into snow globes and vinyl records.
“We average around five requests a year for snow globes,” Mr Burgess said.
“Vinyl records is one that is becoming increasingly popular among Baby Boomers."
What about a bulletproof glass ashtray?
That would help you to quit smoking pretty quick if a dead person's ashes were where you were placing your ash...maybe?-)
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