Flame cremation faces environmental challenges including the harmful airborne particle emissions, harmful mercury release from dental amalgam and a high energy consumption that leads inevitably to a large carbon footprint adding to the greenhouse gas effect and climate change.
Real enthusiasm is evident for Resomation across the globe. There is a growing curiosity from those in the industry and growing interest from families. Resomation is offered most widely in the United States with over 6000 dispositions now completed.
Water cremation is already proving a popular choice for people overseas and is legally approved in 27 US states including Hawaii.
According to NFDA’s 2022 cremation and burial report, 60.5% would be interested in exploring “green” funeral options because of their potential environmental benefits, cost savings or for some other reason, up from 55.7% in 2021.
In England , plans to introduce water cremation in partnership with Kindly Earth are progressing so the British public will soon be able to choose water cremation as their end of life choice.
In Europe, the buzz for Resomation is being well and truly felt. At recent events across Europe, attendees were “overwhelmed and enthusiastic” at the prospect of this sustainable end of life option being offered in their country.
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