In today’s world where the ecosystem and the future of the planet are being seriously challenged by our rapidly growing population we need to consider our choices more thoughtfully.
Choosing water cremation over flame cremation and burial comes down to each individual and in some cases driven by tradition or religious beliefs.
Water cremation has been independently shown to have the lowest and indeed little environmental impact at all compared to burial and flame cremation and that may be enough to allow the individual to choose it. This is especially true for those of you who have lived your lives with a very acute environmental awareness and concern for our planet and have consistently recycled and made green choices that have the least impact on the environment. Water cremation certainly allows you with your end of life funeral choice to express that concern in a very positive manner.
For others it is simply the inner fear during life of fire or burial inexplicably translated to an end of life situation that makes choosing water cremation seem a gentler option and the right feeling choice for them. You will also be making an environmentally positive decision.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.
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.
Even at end of life, human beings can still have a final negative impact on our planet. For one individual that might not seem significant but there are currently over 7 billion people on the planet and rising fast and estimated to reach 9 billion within 20 years. Collectively our future choices can make a difference.
Water cremation is already proving a popular choice for people overseas and is legally approved in 15 US states. In the UK, plans to introduce water cremation are progressing. There are no technical or legal reasons why it cannot be offered as an end of life option and regulatory approvals are currently being explored so that it can be offered to the public.
The key environmental benefits of Resomation are clear and once you know them we believe you will share our belief that Resomation is the positive change the planet needs and the option many will now choose…