Saving Our Environment
We must act now to protect our precious environment for the future of our children
Independent environmental analysis (Sustain) has shown that the substitution of Resomation for flame cremation as part of a funeral will reduce that funeral’s emissions of greenhouse gases by approximately 35%.
An Independent Study in Holland by TNO demonstrated that Resomation had the lowest overall impact on the environment of all methods of body disposal including flame cremation, burial and freeze drying.
The energy needed for the average Resomation process in the form of electricity and gas is less than one fifth of the energy required for a typical flame cremation.
Significant levels of highly toxic mercury from dental amalgam is emitted from non-abated crematoria into the environment. Getting into our natural water it is converted to methylmercury which is absorbed by plant-life, eaten by small fish which are eaten by larger fish and then we eat the fish. Mercury in the body is cumulative and very harmful.
Resomation produces no airborne emissions and the solid leftover mercury-containing amalgam is collected and safely recycled.
Innocuous sterile liquid is released from our process and is safely returned via water treatment facilities to rivers and seas and ultimately via the natural hydrological water cycle back to earth.
There are now over 7 billion human beings living on our small planet and increasing fast. The introduction of this third choice of dignified disposition has the potential to ease the pressure of burial space which in many countries is in short supply and running out everywhere. Burial has also been shown to have the largest negative impact on our environment.
The introduction of Resomation would provide the public with more choice in deciding how their body is taken care of after death. Being water based it is neither burial nor burning and you get ash back.
These are all very powerful reasons for change but what do others think…