An Environmentally Friendly Choice for the Gentle Disposition of You or Your Loved One
Flameless Cremation Explained
Many people ask us what flameless cremation is. Flameless cremation uses water as a new alternative to burial instead of fire as cremation. Alkaline hydrolysis is the scientific name for flameless cremation which is essentially an accelerated form of the natural breakdown process. The natural course of breakdown accomplished by our eco-system at the end of life is accelerated using a combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity.
REMEMBER OUR BODIES ARE ABOUT 65% WATER!!!
A traditional service can still be held before you or your loved on is cremated. A handing off of the remains and/or burial is unchanged. One thing you may notice when you receive the cremated remains is that they seem lighter in color in those of a flame cremation. This is because the flameless remains are cleaner, without the carbon discoloration caused by flame cremation. Cremation using water (Flameless Cremation) offers families the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the environment on behalf of their loved one by making a decision that saves energy and reduces pollution.
The process uses WATER instead of fire to bring the body back to the eco-system, for a truly green process. It uses 85% less energy than a traditional flame cremation. Medical implants, which are lost in burial, are not affected by Flameless Cremation and can be recycled. No burning of caskets or fossil fuels, thus no trees are cut down for caskets or for burial land. No mercury pollution is released from dental fillings. The carbon footprint is reduced by almost 85% of a flame cremation.
For many years, trusted institutions have chosen and used this process for bodies donated to medical science. Because the sterile process prevents the release of emissions and helps protect the earth's natural resources, the Department of Anatomy at the MAYO Clinic has been using alkaline hydrolysis since 2006.
This innovative process is now available to the general public as an end of life option. End of life choice is a personal decision and we offer families a gentle, environmentally friendly, cremation option with flameless cremation. Call us today at 660-570-6695 to find out more, or to talk with one of our specialist to help you with this end of life decision.
Environmentally Friendly No burning of fossil fuels No cutting down of trees
No mercury pollution from dental implants Carbon footprint is 1/10th that of flame cremation Sterile process prevents release of harmful emissions