What to Know Before Flying with Ashes Domestically in the US

What to Know Before Flying with Ashes Domestically in the US

Travelling can be stressful in the best of circumstances. When it’s accompanied by the death of a loved one, it can be even more difficult. If you need to transport a loved one’s ashes, you may encounter situations which delay travel – and possibly prevent you from boarding altogether. Prepare ...

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Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

A 2018 study of consumer cremation preferences and expected costs by Tulip Cremation shows the majority of people prefer to be cremated but underestimate the cost of cremation. Tulip Cremation polled 1,000 people across America to find out:

  • How many are planning to be cremated

  • What people expect cremation to ...

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The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

By Emily Atkin | June 14, 2018 for The New Republic

"Aquamation," a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some powerful groups are fighting to stop it.

Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket ...

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A New Way to Dispose of Corpses - With Chemistry!

A New Way to Dispose of Corpses - With Chemistry!

Alkaline hydrolysis is a clean, green method for dissolving a body into its chemical building blocks; the runny remains just wash down the drain.

BY  for WIRED

THE RESOMATOR STANDS monolithic in the corner of a room on the ground floor of a building at UCLA. It’s as sterile ...

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Scattering Ashes: What You Need to Know

Scattering Ashes: What You Need to Know

Scattering ashes, also called cremated remains, is a poplular choice when a person or family chooses cremation. If you're seeking answers on what you can do with the ashes, look no further. Below you can find guidelines about what you can do with the ashes on land, water, and air.

What ...

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Don't Burn Your Body When You're Dead: Dissolving Yourself Is Much More Eco-Friendly

Don't Burn Your Body When You're Dead: Dissolving Yourself Is Much More Eco-Friendly

Liquifying a body is cleaner and greener than traditional burials and cremation.

By Robin Scher / AlterNet January 25, 2018, 8:30 PM GMT

There are many ways to embark on the journey to the great beyond. One popular custom is the coffin burial. Or rather it was, until ...

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Chicago Archdiocese opens first cremation garden in a cemetery

Chicago Archdiocese opens first cremation garden in a cemetery

By Maya Brachear Pashman for the Chicago Tribune 

Amid the sound of cascading water, Claire Thom and her sister Lori Van Buren ambled through a maze of orange day lilies, bronze markers, maple trees and granite benches Monday in search of their parents' final resting place.

Their father, Edmund Sylwestrak ...

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Know Your Options: Cremation

Know Your Options: Cremation

Cremation is quickly becoming one of the most popular funeral options with a national average topping 50% of Americans choosing cremation over burial. It has grown in popularity so much it is now recognized by the vatican as an acceptable means of final disposition. And while the process of cremation is ...

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Vatican issues guidelines on cremation, says no to scattering ashes

Vatican issues guidelines on cremation, says no to scattering ashes

According to new guidelines from the Vatican's doctrinal office, cremated remains should be kept in a "sacred place" such as a church cemetery ...

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The Cremation Process

The Cremation Process

What is cremation?

Cremation is a means of final body disposition that uses intense heat to break down the body to bone fragments which are often pulverized along with the other organic matter to an ash-like substance.

The Cremation Process

Cremation is performed by placing the deceased in a cremation container of your ...

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