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Innovation and environment are focus points at Cemeteries and Crematoria seminar

Resomation Managing Director, Howard Pickard, addressed the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Cemeteries and Crematoria seminar on Thursday 11th April in Birmingham.

This year’s APSE seminar focused on the ever-evolving cultural landscape in bereavement services, highlighting industry best practice and innovation as well as the environmental challenges faced in the funeral industry.

Howard spoke about the potential for water cremation to help address environmental concerns as an end-of-life option alongside local authority and industry representatives who spoke on a wide range of issues.

Commenting on the event, Howard said:

“The APSE Cemeteries and Crematoria Seminar is a great opportunity to discuss innovation and new ways of thinking in the funeral industry.

I was pleased to bring Resomation into this discussion and its potential as a future option for local authorities in their bereavement services”.

On the environment and the funeral industry, Howard said:

The world’s population has quadrupled over last century and the funeral industry has a key role to play in helping to deliver a range of end-of-life options which can fulfil demand and help to reduce local authorities carbon footprint.

Attitudes are changing on consideration of the environment and choosing greener alternatives. Water cremation is an example of where technology can deliver a greener alternative whilst giving the public more choice.

I was delighted to address the seminar and listen to some fascinating presentations from a range of industry leaders”.

Howard’s presentation slides are available here

Howard Pickard also received the certificate to mark Resomation becoming an Approved Partner of APSE at the event.