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The procedure known as chemical hydrolysis dissolves bodies in a solution of water and salts and then pressurises the remains so that all that is left is mineral ash and liquid.
The idea will certainly prove controversial in countries with strong religious beliefs, but others will no doubt feel squeamish about the process.
Frederik Vanbellingen, an undertaker in Flanders, said to Sky News: "In Belgium it will be hard to introduce. We know about cremation but not this new process.
"I think a solution to the problem of the fluid also needs to be found. Relatives could find pouring their loved ones away psychologically difficult."
Would you allow your remains to be liquefied or be able to pour your loved ones down the drain? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.