Successful Study of Water Cremation completed for Yorkshire Water

UK’s first wastewater discharge consent granted for environmentally friendly process Following a successful study, the UK’s first ‘wastewater consent to discharge’ has been granted for the water cremation process, the environmentally friendly alternative to flame cremation or burial. Yorkshire Water has granted the consent, opening the way for water cremation consent applications from across the...

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Engineering the Future of Water Cremation

Engineering the Future of Water Cremation, a blog by Nicki Mikolai, Sales Manager of Resomation America has been published in the March/April edition of the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition Magazine. “BACK IN THE EARLY 1990S, I attended the University of Minnesota with the dream of being a doctor. While  studying pre-medicine, I discovered mortuary science. I was fascinated by end-of-life...

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Is water cremation a step closer to reality in the UK?

From the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD): The introduction of resomation – a water cremation – into the UK could be a step nearer after extensive testing took place which could clear a path to its widespread use. While not against the law, ethical concerns have previously been raised about the practice concerning the liquid from bodies in the resomator machine going into the sewers....

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Resomation Open Day – February 2020

Thursday 13th February 2020 Resomation Ltd Beechwood Street, Stanningley, Leeds, LS28 6PT (Easy access by Road and Rail)   To find out more information on the process, view a Resomation system and find out the latest about water cremation in the UK please come along. 10:00-12:00 Joint Lunch buffet 13:00-1500   If you would like to attend, please register your place including preferred...

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Resomation hosts latest successful Open Day

Resomation held another successful open day on Thursday 26th September at their facility in Leeds, UK. The event was fully booked and was attended by over 40 industry professionals including Funeral Directors, Celebrants and Crematoria across the morning and afternoon sessions. Managing Director, Howard Pickard opened the event with a latest update on water cremation in the UK.  Founder, Sandy Sullivan...

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Water Cremation – one answer to climate crisis

By Barbara Chalmers, Final Fling Blog Sandy age 3 between 2 big brothers – youngest of 11 If you’ve been watching BBC’s Years and Years– a near-future view of our world – you may have seen the funeral in episode 3 where the chat goes (to paraphrase) ‘this isn’t a normal crematorium you know, it’s an aquatorium’. Fire or water? Turns out, given the option, 80% of people asked would choose water...

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Design Week article – Can design fix the funeral industry’s sustainability crisis?

From burial pods to liquid cremation, we look at the people designing more sustainable ways to die. By Henry Wong , Design Week Moying Huang’s concept for an eco-crematorium Death is not simple — what happens after is even more complicated. How we dispose of our bodies can depend on a number of details including cultural practice, religion and personal choice. One thing that is certain, though...

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Funeral Service Times – Resomation

“Howard Pickard, MD of Resomation Ltd, the company behind water cremation in the UK, updates Funeral Service Times readers on progress introducing this sustainable funeral option in the UK and how water cremation can be a new choice for the environmentally conscious.” I last spoke with Funeral Service Times in September 2018 and it is safe to say there has been some substantial progress we have...

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Making the case for water cremation

Howard Pickard, MD of Resomation Ltd, the company behind water cremation in the UK, provides an update on the work taking place with the industry, regulators and consumers to introduce this environmentally friendly and sustainable funeral option in the UK. Article in July 2019, Funeral Service Journal FSJ readers may be aware of Resomation from our previous articles and raising awareness of water...

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