Environmental protection -- Biocremation
Bio-Cremation, also known as Aquamation or Alkaline Hydrolysis, is an eco-friendly way of caring for remains. Bio-cremation is an alternative to the traditional pet cremation and burial methods that allows pet owners to say goodbye to their beloved pets in the most natural, most environmentally-friendly, and most comfortable ways possible.
Pet to Nature uses a water-based alkaline solution that accelerates the natural decomposition of the human body in soil. It speeds up the decomposition process while staying a completely natural method—so much so that it replicates natural decomposition better than any other method.
The bio-cremation process was first invented by Gordon Kaye and Peter Weber at the Albany Medical School in 1992. This technology’s original purpose was to destroy many livestock pathogens that caused viruses such as mad cow disease and scrapie. Since it has been used to eliminate the risk of further spreading of diseases, bio-cremation has become the preferred method of agricultural disposal.
In 2006, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. set up a single body human system. 150 families were surveyed on whether they would choose either hydration or cremation as their disposal method, and more than 98% (148) of 150 families chose bio-cremation as their preferred method.
Bio-Cremation is generally a more gentle and environmentally-friendly method. It can help in reducing pollution and in saving energy, making it an effectively sustainable contributor to the environment. Furthermore, the method allows pet owners to keep your pets’ ashes and hold funeral ceremonies.
More reasons to choose Bio-Cremation:
Humans and animals are made out of 60% to 90% water. During the bio-cremation procedure, water is used to bring a body back to its natural state. Bio-Cremation goes by a lot of names as it is also referred to as aquamation, alkaline hydrolysis and even flameless cremation. It is an alternative and a more environmentally-friendly approach compared to the traditional cremation and burial as it accelerates the natural decomposition process and breaks the remains down to ashes. It is a greener approach as it reduces the use of fossil fuels, does not release any harmful gases or chemicals, and does not contribute to pollution.
Hydration is a more environmentally friendly and alternative method to cremation or burial, which is the same as the process in nature. Compared with burial, it decomposes more quickly and naturally, and does not produce methane gas. Compared with cremation, it is more green, and does not cause air pollution, release greenhouse gas, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, mercury, etc.
During the bio-cremation procedure, a pet’s body is placed in a clean and stainless steel cradle. The water temperature and alkalinity is then controlled to accelerate the natural decomposition process of the remains. After the bio-cremation process, only bone ashes are left behind. This process takes about 24 hours to complete.
No DNA or RNA is left in the liquid during the bio-cremation procedure therefore the filtered nutrients from the circulating water can be used to irrigate plants without harming the environment. Staying true to the spirit of Pet to Nature, our consultant will assist pet owners in preparing solemn memorial services for their pets that are personalized to fit their needs.
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We offer both options but we encourage the owner to avail the independent bio-cremation option. We will arrange for the pet to lay in a separate stainless steel cradle for hydration. After completion, the bone fragments or ashes will be left in the cradle so that they can be sent back to the owner for commemoration or potted planting.
On the other hand, collective bio-cremation is the bio-cremation of multiple pets in the same stainless steel cradle at the same time. After the bio-cremation procedure, all the remaining bone fragments or ashes will be scattered into the sea for pet burial.