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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."

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