Water or Fire Cremation?

Water or Fire Cremation? Water cremation is also known as Aquamation, a gentle process that uses 95% water and 5% alkali with heat.  Fire is in the fire pit.

Alkali is a chemical often used in liquid soaps, combined with heat to mimic the natural decomposition process.

Alkali (also known as lye, potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide) is a basic solution rather than an acidic solution. In water cremation, it combines with the water and mimics the natural decomposition process in an accelerated fashion. Alkali is safe when used properly and can be found in many cleaning products and even some foods.

Ashes from any cremation, fire, or water, consist of mostly bone material. The ashes returned are extremely similar to the ashes from a flame cremation, but they tend to be whiter in color. In fact, the process results in up to 20% more ashes.

The ashes (also known as cremated remains) result from the skeletal remains left after the process. The liquid by product of water cremation is a nontoxic solution of amino acids, peptides, sugars, and soap, which makes a wonderful fertilizer and can be used effectively to grow a wide range of non-edible plants such as trees and flowers.

How Water Cremation is Different from Traditional Funerals and Fire Cremations Most people don’t even know about Water Cremation, I believe it is going to become the predominant method of body disposition in the future because it is the most environmentally conscious, cost-effective option and still produces the cremated remains.

As their reason for choosing fire cremation. Alkaline Hydrolysis is the scientific and legal term for Water Cremation because that is the name of the specific natural process taking place to break the body down.

“Water or Fire Cremation?” is a term used because it is something people are already familiar with. It is not cremation is the scientific definition of the word which involves heat and fire, but it is a clear and approachable phrase. We want to make sure the messaging around this method is as clear as possible so that people can make educated decisions for themselves.

Water Cremation Can Help Save Our Planet Traditional burials in a cemetery include being embalmed with toxic chemicals and being buried in non-biodegradable caskets and can have a significant negative impact on the environment.

In fact, the traditional burial process buries enough concrete underground annually to build a highway from San Francisco to Portland, enough steel to construct another Golden Gate Bridge, and is a huge contributor to deforestation to secure enough wood to build the caskets for everyone choosing this option.

Fire Cremations also take a toll on the environment. Crematories use fossil fuels to burn the bodies brought to them and each machine produces about 500 pounds of CO2 per body using this method – which is equivalent to driving 600 miles in a standard passenger vehicle.

There can also be a number of toxic emissions released into the air during this process. Water Cremation, on the other hand, does not rely on the use of fossil fuels and does not create harmful emissions and requires 90% less energy compared to a fire cremation. It has a significantly lower carbon footprint and environmental impact than other methods of burial and body disposition.

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“Knowing that I can have a positive impact on the planet after I’m not here is something that lights me up and fills my heart, and I think it’s something that resonates with so many people especially at this critical time of global warming.”  – Suzanne B. O’Brien RN

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