Newsweek’s Comments on green cremation, bio cremation, resomation, or cycled burial, are uninformed, not helpful and kindly stated, far from the factual reality(expletives deleted). Here are the comments.
Another burial option piquing consumers’ interest is resomation (also known as “bio-cremation”), which emits no carbon. In the United States, only a handful of states have approved resomation, and California is the latest to consider legalizing it. Resomation involves placing human remains, water and potassium hydroxide into a stainless steel tank and heating it for several hours until the remains melt. While some of the residue can be placed in an urn, the rest is recycled through the sewage system, giving the practice the nickname, “toilet burial.” Joe Sehee, executive director of the Green Burial Council, questions whether it is environmentally friendly to flush what may be more than 100 pounds of human residue through the sewage system.
Resomation, green cremation, water cremation, bio cremation, is not the remains melting,(as in the wicked which of the west) but accelerated decomposition (as in a chemical reaction).
The rest is recycled through the sewage system giving the nick name ‘toilet burial”. THE REPORTER IS UNINFORMED. The recycled remains do not have to go into the sewage system.
Alkaline hydrolysis as a means of disposition contains much more dignity than the Newsweek report.
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