Alkaline Hydrolysis (Water Cremation)
As the American cremation rate continues to rise (53% in 2019), the question becomes:
Is Cremation environmentally-friendly?
Cremation is far greener than a conventional “Embalming-Metal Casket-Concrete Vault” Package. And far less expensive also.
The challenge with Cremation is the amount of heat it generates per body:
1,900 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 3 hours, which releases mercury into the air.
1 Cremation uses the equivalent energy of driving your car 500 miles.
New Alternatives will Soon Be Available everywhere that produce a smaller carbon footprint than traditional cremation:
- Also called Aquamation, Resomation or Bio Cremation.
- Uses water instead of fire.
- Water heated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, lye added, body breaks down and returns to its water state, bones are left to be ground into a fine powder: cremains.
- Uses 285 gallons of water.
- For context: the average person utilizes 150 gallons of water each day.
- Has been used in medical facilities as the choice body disposal method for decades.
- Currently legal in 20 states.
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