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  • An Alternative to Burial and Cremation Gains Popularity [alkaline hyrdolysis]

    10/20/2017 7:45:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 10/19/17 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    What do you want done with your body after you die? It is an unnerving but important question, and for most Americans there have long been only two obvious choices: burial or cremation. But a third option, a liquefaction process called by a variety of names — flameless cremation, green cremation or the “Fire to Water” method — is starting to gain popularity throughout the United States. This week, California became the 15th state to outline commercial regulations for the disposal of human remains through the method, chemically known as alkaline hydrolysis. It may seem markedly different from the traditional...
  • Dissolving the dead (A radical alternative to burial and cremation)

    05/22/2017 12:58:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 22, 2017 | William Kremer - BBC World Hacks
    For decades, most people arranging a funeral have faced a simple choice - burial or cremation? But in parts of the US and Canada a third option is now available - dissolving bodies in an alkaline solution. It will arrive in the UK soon. Its technical name is alkaline hydrolysis, but it is being marketed as “green cremation”. So long, Robert Klink Robert J Klink spent his life near water. When he was growing up in the 1950s, his parents had a cabin on South Long Lake, in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. He learned to fish and hunt...
  • New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home

    08/31/2011 6:09:45 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 30, 2011 | Neil Bowdler
    Excerpt only website: A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial "alkaline hydrolysis" unit at a Florida funeral home. The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water. The facility has been installed at the Anderson-McQueen funeral home in St Petersburg, and will be used for the first time in the coming weeks. It is hoped other units will follow in the US, Canada and Europe. The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and...