By definition, cremation is the process of reducing the body to its basic elements of bone fragments through the use of heat. Unlike traditional flame-based cremation, Green Cremation technology uses water blended with an alkali solution of potassium hydroxide (KOH). The human body is placed into a pressurized stainless steel cremation chamber where water and alkali are automatically added and the temperature is raised to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Water, alkali, heat and pressure are gently circulated over the body, working together to cause a reaction that begins and completes the cremation process.
Green Cremation is an extremely environmentally-friendly choice - even greener than flame based cremation - because there are almost zero air emissions admitted into the atmosphere during this process. Green Cremation offers the following environmental advantages over traditional flame-based cremation:
The sterile by-product (effluent) from Green Cremation which is made up of small peptides, sugars, amino acids, and soaps is sent to water recycling through municipal water treatment where it is filtered, purified and recycled back to earth either through the aquifer, lakes, streams and non potable water use. In essence, the body is recycled without harm to the environment. With Green Cremation, we return to the earth through a cycle of life, helping to promote new life as nature intended it to occur.