More and more, the negative impacts of traditional in-ground burial on the environment are being recognized. From the overuse of toxic chemicals in the burial process to the simple issue of materials used in casket creation, it is widely recognized that in-ground burials are not environmentally sustainable.
Given this, many people are considering the possibility of being cremated.
The next step in eco-friendly funerals
When most people hear the word cremation, they think of the traditional flame-based combustion process. While that is certainly one method of cremation, the process can actually be achieved through other means.
Specifically, Bio Cremation uses a combination of water and potassium hydroxide to achieve cremation in a way that is being touted as gentle, and even more environmentally friendly than traditional cremation.
Bio Cremation also avoids the copious amounts of natural gas and other non-renewable resources used to power flame-based cremation services; using just a fraction of the amount of these precious resources to achieve the same result. Additionally, Bio Cremation does not create the air pollution that flame-based cremation produces. Importantly, this means a reduction in heavy metals being released into the air and overall better air quality.
While dental implants may seem small, they can result in large amounts of waste entering the environment. This problem has spurred many crematoriums to offer recycling programs that melt-down and re-purpose this metal.
Just like flame-based cremation, Bio Cremation allows for the metal from medical and dental implants to be recycled and repurposed.
This has had a positive impact on the dental implant manufacturing process, which has struggled to find an environmentally friendly way to deal with dental implant waste that typically ends up in the earth.
How it impacts the manufacturers
Part of the environmentally friendly reputation of Bio Cremation is due to its ability to more efficiently recycle metal products post-cremation, such as dental implants. This has positively impacted many industries, including the dental implant manufacturing process.
Essentially, the Bio Cremation process mimics the natural processes that occur in nature, just in a much shorter time period. While the various types of cremation follow different processes, they do end in the same result; a mixture of bone ash which families can choose to memorialize in a way that is meaningful for them.
Implants and other metal components are never recycled without consent from the individual or their family.
Given these benefits, Bio Cremation is a trend that is on the rise; having the potential to greatly lessen the negative impacts the burial process has on the planet. While it is not yet used by the majority of society, it has the potential, as word spreads, to be the wave of the future.