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Where is Resomation Permitted?

For any new End of Life option, it is only right and proper that legislation is given due consideration. Recognising that all the evidence obtained to date has endorsed the benefits and acknowledged its acceptability when introduced in a safe and regulated way, it is our opinion that it is only a matter of time before the process will be permitted in all parts of the world. However, this inevitably can take time.

Resomation has Ambassadors working across three continents, covering Australia, North America, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, and the UK. And it doesn’t stop there – our team is ever expanding as we continue to see increasing demand for the green, sustainable choice of Resomation throughout the world. We are expecting to see Resomation brought to the UK, Ireland, and possibly the Netherlands this year.

Resomation continue to work with our partners to establish the regulations and ensure its safe and assured use. Should you be interested in introducing the technology in your area and you would like to work with Resomation Ltd then please register your interest with us and we can provide you with the latest regulatory position.

Water cremation as an End of Life option is available in Ireland and USA. As we introduce the technology in further locations we will update our website accordingly.


Currently there are over twenty six states where the process has been approved in law and can be installed and operated. This equates by population to around 80 million people can choose this end of life exiting option which is estimated at around 25% of the USA population.

Many other states are at various stages of potential legislative implementation.


Currently there are four provinces out of thirteen that allow water cremation but their population is around two thirds of Canada so around 66% of the population of Canada can choose water cremation if they are located in one of the appropriate provinces below.


The UK’s leading funeral provider, Co-op Funeralcare, is set to pioneer the introduction of Resomation in the UK later this year. Working with Kindly Earth, the Resomation process will be offered to the British public as a further end of life choice.

If you want to find out more about Resomation, please contact Kindly Earth for more details Helen Chandler /


Ireland has opened a Resomation facility and is first to be Operating in Europe. Elizabeth Oakes owner of Pure Reflections in County Meath, Ireland is now open and offering Resomation, the green environmentally friendly alternative to flame cremation and burial.

If you would like to find out more or speak to Liz about arranging a Resomation, please contact her directly.

Elizabeth Oakes, Pure Reflections Abbeylands, Navan, Co. Meath +353 1 9696990

The Netherlands have a Resomation facility open and ready to start once regulations allow it. t’ Vijfde Seizoen (the fifth season) Funeral home is located in Ommeren and owned by Erik van Zoest.

If you would like more information on Resomation, please contact our Dutch ambassador.

Vincent Van Leest, 06-52460706, [email protected]

In Norway the Funeral Act was amended in 2022, and the new amendment allows the administrations to apply to the Ministry of Children- and Families for use of Resomation’s technology. This is an extremely progressive step forward, eagerly await the processing of such applications.

For more information contact our ambassador in Norway Runar Fromyhr [email protected]

Momentum is also building rapidly in Finland. Stephanie Sinclair-Lappi, Finland Ambassador, was recently interviewed by YLE about Resomation and her hopes to bring the choice to the Finnish people – this was a great educational opportunity, with images of Resomation technology included in the article. A Finnish carbon footprint study is also currently underway, which will show how Resomation compares with other methods of disposition.

Contact Stephanie Sinclair-Lappi for more details [email protected] +358 (0) 50 551 3577

Rest of the World

Australia Resomation is legal in parts of Australia, but it is not yet legal across the whole of Australia. Resomation is explicitly legal in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Austeng, our Ambassadors in Australia, are working hard to establish the legal position of Resomation throughout the country. Working with Austeng, we hope that Resomation will soon be offered throughout the country.

For more information in Australia please contact Ross and Lynn George, Austeng [email protected]

In New Zealand, Debbie Richards of Water Cremation Aotearoa New Zealand is working hard to bring Resomation to the local community. With their site established in Christchurch, Debbie and her team are now just waiting for the green light from their local authority to enable them to begin offering Resomation. Water Cremation Aotearoa New Zealand have teamed up with a local funeral director so that they are ready to offer this sustainable choice as soon as approval from the local authority is granted.