This week C103FM spoke with Elizabeth Oakes the founder of Pure Reflections about the process of Resomation as an alternative to burial or cremation.
Did you know?
The energy needed for the average Resomation process in the form of electricity and gas is less than one fifth of the energy required for a typical flame cremation.
With flame cremation, significant levels of highly toxic mercury from dental amalgam is emitted from non-abated crematoria into the environment. Getting into our natural water it is converted to methylmercury which is absorbed by plant-life, eaten by small fish which are eaten by larger fish and then we eat the fish. Mercury in the body is cumulative and very harmful.
Independent environmental analysis (Sustain) has shown that the substitution of water cremation for flame cremation as part of a funeral will reduce that funeral’s emissions of greenhouse gases by approximately 35%.
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
Pure Reflections here
The environmental toll of cremating the dead here
Resomation explained here