With the raise in popularity of cremation, there are a variety of ash scattering services that are now available to families. Many people are familiar with the concept of spreading ashes at sea, but there are many other options now available, too.
For a more traditional family, many cemeteries now offer cremation gardens as designated spots to scatter ashes. For others, there are services that help facilitate ash scattering ashes at the beach or hike-in services for scattering in remote wilderness locations. For the adventure lover, pilot, or astronaut, aerial scattering of ashes by plane, hot air ballon, and even scattering in space are now options available across the country.
To note, some sea scattering providers also offer whole body burials at sea. Be sure to inquire if that is of interest to you or a family member because there are additional regulations for whole body burial at sea.