I saw a story on " Resomation" or " Eco- Cremation" this morning on the Channel 9 Today show. While they did not upload the segment - this is a US video of it. If you ever had the urge to have a relative digested in a big metal stomach, and flushed down the drain - this is your thing! ;-D
It all makes sense - the process of using alkaline solution and water, then boiling that with a cadaver in it, is often used to make the skeletons you see in nature museums. It has a definite "Yuck" factor attached to it, when the biological matter goes down the drain in the consistency of oil, into a sewer pipe.
somehow - I can't see that idea catching on. However - I do notice that there is a thriving rose garden around the Crematoria at Rookwood cemetery... I could be wrong!