A man's flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe

From Neil Bowdler at the BBC:

A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial "alkaline hydrolysis" unit at a Florida funeral home. The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water. … The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.

New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home [BBC]