Water cremation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, or “green cremation”.

What’s the process? Water cremation uses water and alkaline compounds to do what would happen naturally, over a longer period, with a natural burial; our bodies become fertilizer for the earth.

The history? In the 1880s, a farmer invented water cremation.It’snow been perfected to turn the entire body, except the bones, into nutrient-rich fertilizer.

What do you receive back? The “cremains”(reduced bone remains) which you can bury or scatter (just as you would the cremains from conventional flame cremation). A sterile, liquid fertilizer you can pour on your land or donate.

Other ecological benefits? No harmful emissions (such as mercury into the atmosphere, as happens with fire cremation). Uses less than a tenth of the energy of conventional cremation, significantly reducing greenhouse gases.

Other ecological benefits? No harmful emissions (such as mercury into the atmosphere, as happens with fire cremation). Uses less than a tenth of the energy of conventional cremation, significantly reducing greenhouse gases.

Leaves on water remind of Water Cremation