Cremation is the process of reducing the human remains to bone fragments. The resulting fragments are pulverized into very fine particles, often called “ashes” or “cremated remains”.
Many people choose cremation as a final disposition and they do so for a variety of reasons. In fact, more and more people are opting for cremation with it becoming the favored option in many countries worldwide.
So why choose cremation?
8 Good Reasons To Choose Cremation
People find they prefer cremation over traditional burial for a variety of personal reasons. The thought of a long and slow decomposition process is unappealing to some; many people find that they prefer cremation because it disposes of the body instantly.
Other people view cremation as a way of simplifying their funeral process. These people view a traditional ground burial as an unneeded complication of their funeral process, and thus choose cremation to make their services as simple as possible. Cremation is a more simple disposition method to plan than a burial funeral. This is because with a burial funeral one would have to plan for more transportation services for the body as well as embalming and other body preservation methods. With a burial funeral one will also have to purchase a casket, headstone, grave plot, opening and closing of the grave fee, and mortician fees. Cremation funerals only require planning the transportation of the body to a crematorium, cremation of the body, and a cremation urn. In case you were wondering, the Bios Urn ® can be filled by a crematorium directly just like any standard urn. Thanks to its special lock mechanism, it ensures the ashes remain locked into the bottom of the urn, and is easy for transporting.
For surviving kin, cremation is preferred because of simple portability. Survivors relocating to another city or country have the option of transporting the remains of their loved ones with the ultimate goal of being interred or scattered together. You can bring your Bios Urn Tree with you even if you move.
The cost factor tends to make cremation attractive. Generally speaking, cremation is cheaper than a traditional burial service, especially if direct cremation is chosen, in which the body is cremated as soon as legally possible without any sort of services. Cremation plots or columbarium niches are usually cheaper than a traditional burial plot or mausoleum crypt, and require less space, if this is something you are considering.
There are mystical movements that recommend cremation for the liberation of the soul, so that it can return in another generation in a shorter amount of time. Cremation may be part of your spiritual beliefs. In fact, if your religion does not allow cremation, you are still able to use the Bios Urn ® without ashes if you like this idea.
The growing scarcity of cemetery space is another problem. In the United States, the coffin is placed inside a concrete or concrete pit, which reduces the space, becoming a serious problem. Many cemeteries, particularly in Japan and Europe, have begun to suffer from a lack of space, causing many people to choose cremation for this reason. It even goes further than that, in some countries such as Greece, cemeteries are so overcrowded and lack of burial space is such a problem, that bodies are often exhumed after three years so that the plots can be released for others.
Cremation is also preferable for environmental reasons. Traditional burial is a source of certain environmental pollutants. Embalming solutions can contaminate underground water tributaries with mercury, arsenic, and formaldehyde. Coffins themselves can also contaminate. Another contaminating source is the presence of radioisotopes found in the corpse due, among other things, to radiotherapy against cancer, if the person deceased underwent treatments such as these.
And of course, cremated remains can be scattered or planted as a tree which many people find great comfort in. In this way, you are able to give new life through a person’s ashes. The plantation of a new tree also has it’s own environmental benefits. Imagine a world were cemeteries were in fact forests!
Have You Decided To Choose Cremation?
If you have decided to choose cremation after reading this, let us know in the comments section. And if it’s for a reason that isn’t mentioned here, we’d love to hear from you!
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