Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Cemetery to begin vertical burials

Filed under
Misc

An Australian company has been given approval to begin work on a cemetery where bodies will be buried vertically to save space and minimize impact on the environment, a spokesman said Thursday.

Tony Dupleix, director of Palacom, the company given permission for the cemetery, said the plan would involve no-frills burials, using a simple body bag rather than a casket.

"When you die, you are returned to the earth with a minimum of fuss and with no paraphernalia that would affect the environment," he said.

The cemetery, proposed for a field in Derrinallum, 110 miles west of the city of Melbourne, would feature 10-foot holes, Dupleix said. It reportedly is the first cemetery in Australia offering the option of being buried standing up.

Anna Jamieson, of the Darlington Cemetery Trust which will manage the cemetery, said the plots would be ideal for environmentally minded people, but conceded it was unlikely to replace the time-honored horizontal interments.

"If you are interested in the environment, it's beautiful land on the Western District plains facing Mount Elephant," she said. "Some people will think it's great but other people might prefer a traditional burial."

Source

More in Tux Machines

Asian Penguins turn failed program into a Linux success

The Community School of Excellence (CSE) Asian Penguins are the world's first and only Linux user group based in a Hmong charter school. A failed Windows laptop program at the school was turned by the Asian Penguins into a Linux success. Stu Keroff is the technology coordinator at the Community School of Excellence, a middle school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a licensed elementary education and middle school social studies teacher, and a long-time Linux enthusiast. Stu founded and advises the Asian Penguins. Read more

Testing The BCache SSD Cache For HDDs On Linux 4.8

It has been over one year since last testing the mainline Linux kernel's BCache support for this block cache that allows solid-state drives to act as a cache for slower hard disk drives. Here are some fresh benchmarks of a SATA 3.0 SSD+HDD with BCache from the Linux 4.8 Git kernel. Read more

Debian Project mourns the loss of Kristoffer H. Rose

Kristoffer was a Debian contributor from the very early days of the project, and the upstream author of several packages that are still in the Debian archive nowadays, such as the LaTeX package Xy-pic and FlexML. On his return to the project after several years' absence, many of us had the pleasure of meeting Kristoffer during DebConf15 in Heidelberg. Read more

Linux Users v Windows Users, Debian Mourns Another

The Debian project today shared the news of the passing of a long time contributor on September 17. In other news, the Linux Journal offered a free digital copy of their September 2016 magazine. Bruce Byfield compared Linux users to Windows users and My Linux Rig spoke to elementary OS founder Daniel Foré about his "Linux Setup." Read more