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    Cemeteries 'burying people in car parks and under pathways' as experts claim half will run out of space in the next 20 years | Mail Online

    Cemeteries 'burying people in car parks and under pathways' as experts claim half will run out of space in the next 20 years
    Many cemeteries are already full and a quarter will be full in ten years
    Experts urge government to allow more graves to be reused
    Some authorities considering building graves in allotments
    Cost of average burial amounts to nearly £4,000
    Some authorities charge over £1,000 to reserve exclusive grave space
    Buy a little bit of land and convert to a graveyard?
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    ah I see. So your plan B is suicide?


    Edit: I guess that's the ultimate in forward planning....

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    Impose a burial tax of £50K a pop, to encourage more people to opt for cremation, preceded by new ecologically sound disposal techniques like freeze drying.

    It's outrageous that so much land is cluttered up by a load of mouldy old skeletons, for nothing more than sentimental reasons. I'd plough up the whole lot and grind them up for fertiliser.
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    On a similar line; when I was working in Madrid, the hotel was near a funeral self-service (I suppose you could call it ‘Stiffs Are Us’). It was a large place about the size of B&Q comprised of twelve or so drive in chapels set in parallel lanes where people would drive their own car or a hired hearse. I was a fraction of the cost of a formal church funeral
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Impose a burial tax of £50K a pop, to encourage more people to opt for cremation, preceded by new ecologically sound disposal techniques like freeze drying.

    It's outrageous that so much land is cluttered up by a load of mouldy old skeletons, for nothing more than sentimental reasons. I'd plough up the whole lot and grind them up for fertiliser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Impose a burial tax of £50K a pop, to encourage more people to opt for cremation, preceded by new ecologically sound disposal techniques like freeze drying.

    It's outrageous that so much land is cluttered up by a load of mouldy old skeletons, for nothing more than sentimental reasons. I'd plough up the whole lot and grind them up for fertiliser.
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    freeze drying is so last year you need

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    I've told my wife that if I go first then I want her to call a taxidermist, have me stuffed and sat on the sofa.

    Her response was something to the effect of sometimes she thinks it's already been done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    freeze drying is so last year you need

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    I just looked that up. So basically it's the Acid Bath Murderer, except they hand your powdered bones back to your relatives and pour the rest of you down the bog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticktock View Post
    I just looked that up. So basically it's the Acid Bath Murderer, except they hand your powdered bones back to your relatives and pour the rest of you down the bog.
    S'not acid

    is alkali

    so that's ok then!

    not legal in uk only in us and then only in a few states - anyone think it will catch on?

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