Cremation is Greener in many cases.
According to statistics, cremation is continuing to grow in its popularity. Since the 1960s, the number of individuals using cremation has increased annually. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) said that cremation was the choice for approximately 39% of Americans in 2009. According to CANA, that number was likely to increase to 46% by 2015 and approach 60% by 2025. Cremation continues to be a widespread choice made by American, and a predominant reason is because it is more eco-friendly.
Going Green has become a popular phrase over the past decade or so. More and more people have become concerned about the environment and are striving to take greater measures in protecting it. In the twenty-first century, many people are choosing earth-friendly cremation products.
Some recent research we have compiled:
"Cremation is a gentle, eco-friendly alternative. It is a quiet process that allows natural gas to reduce the body to its basic element of bone ash. Cremation reduces land use. It's common today for families to bury multiple cremation urns in a single cemetery plot reducing land consumption.
"Each year, 22,500 cemeteries across the United States bury approximately 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid which includes formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals”.