The constant development of eco-friendly options effects every aspect of our life and may now affect our death.
Because traditional burial uses chemicals that can leak into the ground, reinforced concrete vaults and takes up large amounts of space and traditional cremation uses natural or propane gas and emits pollutants like mercury into the air, many are looking for eco-friendly options.
A British company is offering such an option. Liquid Cremation.
Liquid Cremation, Resomation or Alkaline Hydrolysis is a process by which the body is placed into a silk bag, then into a metal cage and then into a machine called a Resonator. The machine is filled with a mixture of water and lye, heated to 320F and pressurized to prevent boiling. In approximately three hours the body is reduced to its chemical components - a green-brown tinted liquid that is then drained into the sanitary sewer system. What is left is the skeletal structure, which is processed into a powder.
Although some experts say this process is safe for the environment and local water supply, many families are not comfortable with the process. Currently legal in a few states, Liquid Cremation is not yet available in California.
For more information on burial and cremation services call (877) 916-4779 or visit www.AcaciaSociety.com