In 2021, the world has never been more attuned to the effects of climate change and how our behaviours and actions impact the environment today, tomorrow and in the future.
Our attitude towards the environment as we live our lives and as we plan our funerals really matter. That is why around the world, more and more people are looking for environmentally sustainable alternatives to traditional flame cremation and burial and requesting water cremation for themselves and their loved ones.
Water cremation is the gentle process of returning the body to ashes using water and a small amount of alkali-based solution to speed up the natural process the body goes through at the end of life.
The body is first placed in a coffin or shroud made from biodegradable materials before being carefully placed in the water cremator, where over a short amount of time the body returns to its basic organic elements.
Once the process is complete, families receive the ashes to treasure as they wish, in the same way they would with a traditional flame cremation.
Independently proven to have the lowest overall impact on the environment of all mainstrean end of life options, water cremation gives people the confidence that as they depart this earth, they are choosing a natural, environmentally sustainable and gentle funeral option, whilst still enabling family, friends and loved ones to grieve with a traditional funeral ceremony.
A quieter and less environmentally damaging process than flame cremation, some families are choosing to include this calm, serene and peaceful process in their funeral arrangements.
Water cremation, or Alkaline Hydrolysis as it is also known, is available in some parts of the USA and Canada. Contact your local funeral provider to find out more or email [email protected].
In the UK, progress continues to be made to introduce water cremation as a safe, natural and environmentally sustainable end of life option. To find out how you can support, contact us here.
Water cremation is currently available in almost half of the States in America and some Canadian provinces. In the UK, interest continues to grow and around the world in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia the process is expected to be made available in the near future. Contact us today to find out if and when it is available in your area.
There are many ways you can show your support to help water cremation become available worldwide such as contacting your local funeral partner, your local politicians or raising awareness through your communities and on social media.
As the leading supplier of water cremation systems, supplying funeral partners in America and operating worldwide, we welcome the opportunity to work together to help bring this end of life option to your local area.
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If you would like this gentle, natural and enviornmentally sustainable end of life process to be part of the funeral arrangements, for you and your loved ones, contact your local funeral provider to find out more or contact us today.
Resomation is the UK’s only manufacturer of water cremators, supplying the funeral industry in America, and working with funeral partners around the world to introduce this new end of life option. Developing the technology and science for over a decade, Resomation is a trusted partner to organisations across the world.
Space for burial is declining across the globe and alternatives such as flame cremation continue to pollute the atmosphere with CO2 and harmful mercury emissions. For the first time in 100 years, there is a new environmentally sustainable end of life option for people wanting to be cremated.
The funeral industry continues to evolve and modernise as people are looking for more environmentally sustainable choices at the end of life. Water cremation is the next phase in this evolution and can help funeral partners offer something unique to people and families as they make their funeral arrangements.