A CREDIBLE ALTERNATIVE
THE OBSERVER – ETHICAL AWARDS 2010
At a prestigious award ceremony held in London’s Victoria Albert Museum, Resomation Ltd was presented by Colin Firth with the Jupiter Big Idea Award in the annual Observer Ethics Awards. Resomation was chosen based on the significant carbon reduction benefits this unique process offers over traditional cremation.
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD AWARDS PROGRAMME 2009
In March 2010 Resomation Ltd was presented with the John Logie Baird Award for ’Early Stage Impact Through Innovation’ at the Ceremony held in Glasgow’s Science Centre. Managing Director Sandy Sullivan said “This award means a lot to our business. It feels fantastic to be recognised for all he hard work to date, and what greater honour than to receive an award which celebrates one of Scotland’s greatest inventors; John Logie Baird.”
Support from the UK Cremation SocietyThere is no doubt that water cremation is likely to have a great attraction to the ever-increasing environmentally aware public. The Cremation Society has acknowledged this fact and a result altered its Memorandum of Articles of Association to accommodate the process.
Support from CANA (Cremation Association of North America)CANA altered its “Model Law” for cremation given to US states as a guidance document which then allowed for water cremation.
Law Commission of England and Wales
In December 2022, The Law Commission of England and Wales have started work on the 2017 project exploring a Modern Framework for the Disposal of the Dead, which may formally create a framework for the new alternatives being offered alongside the current methods of disposal.
The process has been in regular use in 6 locations in the USA with over 6000 water cremations, including Florida, Minnesota, Washington and Oregon.
We anticipated the bigger reason [for choosing water cremation] was going to be the environmental side of it. The larger reason has actually been the people who don’t like the fire component. They see this as being a gentler alternative