What is green cremation? Choosing to cremate your loved one can honor and benefit the living as well – by preserving wildlife habitats, forestry, and other forms of valuable land. As years pass, and as the United States population continues to grow, those who choose to bury their loved ones are contributing to the purchase of more and more acres of land for use as burial plots and cemeteries. If done safely and properly, green cremation is a healthier alternative to the burial process, and can help free up land that the living can continue to enjoy for years to come.
When your loved one is buried, you run the risk of allowing the chemicals and preservatives used for embalming their bodies to possibly contaminate the soil, which in turn, can also contaminate and pollute water supplies. Although the cremation process may still release some toxins into the air, the drinking supply for humans and animals can remain unscathed.
Heartland Cremation & Burial Society may also provide you with additional green options for the cremation process, including use of an eco-friendly temporary casket for viewing ceremonies, or distribution of eco-friendly urns. Today, Heartland Cremation & Burial Society is researching “bio-cremation,” which is a process that subjects the body to water that has been heated, pressurized and subjected to potassium hydroxide to result in a non-toxic process.
Although your loved one may be gone, the decision to cremate them using green methods can help sustain the lives of their descendants, friends, and family. Call our offices in Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City or Overland Park, Kansas for more details. For more immediate information on the cost of cremation and the options for memorialization, please click the CREMATION COSTS button above.