Nowadays, space in cemeteries is at a premium. Therefore, if a method could be found to pack more of the deceased into a given area – money could be saved.
The problem may have been resolved with the invention of the ‘Easy Inter Burial Container‘ recently patented by Californian inventor Donald Scruggs.
The patent can be viewed here (Click the Full Text button to view the Full Text) His new device can either be screwed into the ground by hand (as shown), or via a specially adapted tractor backhoe. As well as saving space (and therefore money) the Easy Inter Burial Container has aesthetic value too. As the inventor points out:
“A clear plastic Easy Inter Burial Container, where the body is additionally encased in clear resin and is standing erect for all to view during installation, creates a very impressive image.”
More details at Really Magazine