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Burial, Cremation or Aquamation - which is greener?

Burial, Cremation or Aquamation - which is greener?

There is no more environmentally friendly way
to honour the memory of your beloved pet companion
then Aquamation.

As National Geographic says:
“American funerals are responsible each year for the felling of 30 million board feet of casket wood (some of which comes from tropical hardwoods), 90,000 tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of concrete for burial vaults, and 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid. Even cremation is an environmental horror story, with the incineration process emitting many a noxious substance, including dioxin, hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide, and climate-changing carbon dioxide.”

A report published by the Netherlands  in August 2008 on the Environmental impact of different funeral technologiesEnvironmental impact of different funeral technologies
Environmental impact of different funeral technologies

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took into account burial, cremation, cryomation and Aquamation (referred to as resomation in the report) and the results indicate that the funeral option with the highest negative impact on the environment was burial and the lowest impact was Aquamation.

No matter which technology one uses, there´s ultimately no “pretty” way to go.
Burial = decomposition
Cremation = burning by fire
Aquamation = tissue hydrolysis

However, helping a loved one protect the lives of future generations by choosing the 'green' option seems like a pretty dignified send-off. Aquamation is the responsible choice when honouring your beloved companion.

Want to know more about Aquamation?

We developed Frequently Asked Questions to provide you with more information on pet Aquamation.

If you would like to see the immediate benefits of Aquamation, the Cremation vs Aquamation Chart will give you a quick overview.

If you would like to review the actual differences between fire based cremation and Aquamation, the About Aquamation will explain it in detail.