Founded by Scottish biochemist Sandy Sullivan in 2007, Resomation Limited has developed the water cremation process and is introducing this 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.
Speaking of the partnership, Howard Pickard, Managing Director said, “Water cremation is the more environmentally friendly alternative to flame cremation and burial. With more and more councils across the UK passing Climate Emergency declarations, Resomation’s natural approach to cremation - using water instead of flame to return the body to ashes - offers people the choice of a more environmentally-friendly end of life solution. We are confident that through this new partnership with APSE, we can bring significant environmental and financial benefits to local authorities and their communities.”
Water cremation uses a water-based solution to speed up the natural process the body goes through with burial. The body is placed in a coffin or shroud made from biodegradable materials and then carefully positioned in a chamber. Instead of using fire, water cremation combines a water and alkali-based solution to provide a gentle method to speed up the natural process the body goes through at the end of life. The remaining liquid is treated in the same way as other fluids from hospitals and embalmers, in time returning to the water cycle.
APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, “Council bereavement services are currently under real pressure with diminishing burial space and a need to reduce harmful emissions from traditional cremations taking its toll. With Resomation, authorities now have more choice, a water-based cremation option that can help meet the capacity challenges of a growing population whilst reducing their carbon footprint. I am in no doubt they will be real asset to our members.”
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