Resomation: A Cremation Alternative That Might Be Right For You


When it comes to what to do with your body after death, you most likely have only heard of two choices: burial and cremation. Lately, however, a number of other alternatives have been gaining mainstream recognition. Many of these forms of post-death alternatives are considered "green" or environmentally friendly. Among the alternatives that are gaining such widespread mainstream recognition is resomation. Resomation is, in many ways, considered an environmentally friendly form of cremation. Read on to discover why resomation might be a cremation alternative that could be right for you.

What Is The Problem With Traditional Forms Of Post-death Rituals?

First and foremost, there is not merely one problem associated with traditional forms of post-death rituals. Rather, there are numerous problems involved, most of which involve the lack of environmental awareness involved in said processes.

The elephant in the room involved with burial is, of course, a lack of space. With lack of space increasingly becoming a bigger problem each year and space itself attaching a premium to itself, you can help decrease this problem by option for a method that does not involve the burial of a loved one or a burial of yourself.

There are also thousands of liters of formaldehyde that are pumped into the bodies of the deceased each year. These thousands of liters are slowly leaking out of their buried caskets and into the water table, of which everyone consumes.

The caskets used in burials demand the use of thousands of tons of wood, copper, steel and other building materials that are involved with their manufacture.

What Is Resomation?

Resomation is essentially a process that recreates the desired effect of cremation, which is to say, a body "melted" down to their ash and bone, in a more environmentally friendly manner.

The process uses water and alkali as opposed to incredibly high temperatures to create the desired effect. During the process, the body is placed into a silk coffin, which itself is placed in a steel chamber with potassium hydroxide and pressurized at a very high volume. The temperature is set very high.

Thanks to both the high pressure and the temperature, the body will eventually dissolve. At this point, the bones which are left will be crushed and ground into fine ash and bone, which will be placed in an urn, much like the end results of cremation.

It should be noted that a traditional casket can be used for the funeral ceremony, while the silk casket will only be used during the resomation process in order for the process to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

The resomation process is highly recommended for those that wish to leave the world behind a little less toxic than they would leave it if they decided to go out in a traditional burial. If you have thought about using cremation services, you should also consider resomation as well! Contact a business, such as Catchen Don & Son Funeral Home, for more information.      


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