Sunday, May 13, 2018

There’s a low-energy alternative to cremation

The choices you make in life affect the environment. And so do the choices you make about death. 
There's a low energy alternative to cremation.
For example, a traditional burial involves embalming chemicals that can seep into the ground. And cremation requires a lot of energy. So some people are now turning to a process that’s been called “flameless cremation.”

Cattoni: “The process is very similar to what the body intended us to do originally when we pass away, and that’s just to break itself down.”

Ryan Cattoni of Aquagreen Dispositions in Illinois says a warm alkaline solution is used to break down the remains.

Read the Yale Climate Connections story by Eileen Mignoni - “There’s a low-energy alternative to cremation.”

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