“It’s similar to cremation but without the fire”
Widely acclaimed international book “Say Farewell Your Way, A Funeral Planning Guide For Ireland”
Jennifer Muldowney – Author “Say Farewell Your Way”, freelance journalist, social media guru and funeral fanatic Blogger who looks at all aspects of life, death and funerals. Jennifer regularly writes and speaks to various media and groups interested in honest, outside the box’ information on funeral planning in an open and refreshing way. Jennifer provides information about funerals and encourages pro-active and creative funeral planning.
– J. Muldowney
We’ve taken a snippet out of her about regarding alternative Funerals, Chapter 23.
CH.23: ALTERNATIVE FUNERALS
Continuing with the eco theme, you could opt for ‘ecoLation’. Not yet available in Ireland, you can make enquiries through your local funeral home or at www.ecolegacy.com. ecoLation is a non-flame technology that provides a sustainable alternative to burial or cremation.
So how does it work? First, the body must be in an eco- specific shroud and coffin. Then the body enters the ecoLationTM unit and is gently chilled until it becomes brittle like glass. Next, a pressure wave passes back and forth over the body, reducing it to powder form and all artificial items, such as implants and pacemakers, and all harmful substances are removed to produce inert ashes of activated carbon and calcium. These ashes are sterile, natural and clean. The ashes then are placed in a bio-degradable urn.
What I love about this futuristic method is that it is an Irish company, environmentally friendly, has full traceability and because the remains are completely sterile, the ashes can be safely returned to the earth to form a tree or a shrub. In my opinion, this one is a definite ‘watch this space’.