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Resomation is the name given to water cremation and is the new alternative to flame cremation and burial.

Giving people a new choice at the end of life, water cremation is a gentler, environmentally friendly option that provides a natural process using water instead of flame.

Water Cremation uses a water-based solution to speed up the natural process the body goes through after a burial. Similar to flame cremation, the process produces ash but does so without producing into the atmosphere possible mercury or other toxic emissions.

People choosing water cremation can still have a traditional funeral ceremony in the same way they would with flame cremation – the only difference being from the point at which the coffin is committed from view. Families will still be presented with the ashes of their loved ones after the cremation.

With environmental benefits and reduced harmful emissions, this innovation will help crematoria improve their carbon credentials and meet the capacity challenges of a growing population by ensuring:

•             A significantly smaller carbon footprint

•             Significantly less energy required in the form of electricity and gas

•             No airborne mercury and dioxins emissions

An alternative to flame cremation and burial is needed and water cremation is already proving a popular choice for people in the USA. With water cremation legally approved in 20 US states, demand for this option is increasing in many countries in particular recently Holland, China, France, Germany and Ireland.

The company, Resomation Limited, was established in 2008 by Sandy Sullivan to realise his ambition to offer the public an environmentally friendly end of life alternative to burial and flame cremation. The company became part of LBBC Group in 2016 who have since provided renewed support for the introduction of this process worldwide.

For more information, visit http://resomation.com/


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