Nowadays, you can see people using the eco-friendly method for various purposes because they’re conscious about its impact on their health. Most of us have switched to recycled bags, banned plastic items, and switching to organic food instead of packed and frozen foods. Then why the cremation process is traditional?
Do you know that in the US cremation is more popular than the traditional burial process? Cremation is easy on the pocket and is fuss-free. Cremation processes can also be eco-friendly. Moreover, it saves land space which can be used for other purposes. However, even traditional cremation can be harmful because it releases gas into the air thereby polluting the air, but there is another option that is green cremation.
Green cremation is an eco-friendly method that is different from flame-based cremation. It is similar to the traditional cremation method where the body is turned into ashes and the urn is returned to the family. However, during the cremation process, no flames are used. It is more of a natural process that is done hydraulically. This is done to reduce the gas emitted into the air.
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What is green Cremation?
Another term for green cremation is bio-cremation. Potassium hydroxide and water are mixed and used to turn the body back into its original element. It is the rapid oxidation of the deceased.
Process of Green Cremation
- The deceased is placed in the stainless-steel chamber.
- 95% of water and 5% of alkali is added into the chamber and the temperature is raised to 302 Fahrenheit.
- All the three elements, water, alkali, heat, and pressure start working together on the overall body to create a chemical reaction and the cremation process is completed.
- Body is converted into bone fragments and a sterile solution is poured into the earth.
- The remains are placed in an urn and given to the family.
Burial, flame-based cremation, and bio-cremation are all different processes. It is the family’s choice whichever they choose, the result will be the same – body reduced to ashes. However, the difference is in the method and the time of transition –
- In the burial process, the deceased is buried into the soil with microorganisms and it takes almost 25years to decompose.
- In flame-based cremation, the flame is created by C3H8 propane gas or CH4 natural gas and the process takes 2-3 hours. Within these 2-3 hours, the flame emits gas, which is mixed in the air polluting the environment.
- In Bio cremation or Green cremation, water and an alkali (Potassium Hydroxide) is used which reduces the body into bone ashes within 2-3 hours. No flame or gas is emitted and everything is done pollution-free.
The disinfected by-product that is made of peptides, amino acids, soap, and sugar is for municipal water treatment. There it is filtered and purified before being recycled back to earth. The recycling process is done through lakes, streams, and aquifer. Therefore, without harming the environment the body is recycled.