green funerals

Recompose looking for $5 million more in crowdfunding campaign

By Funeral Director Daily / April 6, 2023 /

    Natural Organic Reduction (NOR), sometimes referred to as “human composting” may not be my ideal choice of body disposition.  But, that thought does not make me any less of a fan and admirer of Recompose founder Katrina Spade.   Spade, in only a few short years has moved NOR from idea to proven…

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The Green Funeral. . . a contrarian view?

By Funeral Director Daily / February 20, 2023 /

    The Washington Post recently printed this article which in part said, “. . . .a distinct shift is underway in how we approach death. More than half of Americans are seeking greener funerals, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, and the percentage is rising. The funeral industry is responding: You can now be entombed in a…

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The 2022 stories that moved. . or will move death care into the future

By Funeral Director Daily / December 30, 2022 /

  I enjoy following the Death Care profession for this blog.  Doing so means that I read and research lots of articles on all subjects in spaces that hover around funeral service in general.  I think I get a pretty good perspective on what’s happening in that “world” and understand, at least somewhat, what some…

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Yes, things will change over time

By Funeral Director Daily / November 16, 2022 /

“There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event under heaven –“.  That is the first verse in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 and the 2nd verse goes on to say “A time to give birth, and a time to die“. Any funeral director who has ever spent time on a…

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The great shift at Dignity plc

By Funeral Director Daily / October 12, 2022 /

There is no doubt that the establishment of the company Pure Cremation (company website here) and its business of what they call “no-fuss” direct cremation is making an impact on the death care business in Great Britain.  Launched in 2015 as a low-cost provider of cremation services, the company is changing how some death care…

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The Living Casket??

By Funeral Director Daily / September 8, 2022 /

In today’s morning edition of Funeral Director Daily we wrote about how fads can become trends which may eventually become traditions.  By coincidence we recently came across this article from Trend Watching which introduces their “Innovation of the Day”.  And that innovation is from the Netherlands and is known as the Living Cocoon, a biodegradable…

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CANA wraps up Innovation Convention, looks forward to Green Funeral Conference

By Funeral Director Daily / August 31, 2022 /

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recently wrapped up its 104th Cremation Innovation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  More than 60 exhibitors offered solutions for business to all kinds of convention attendees. Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director of CANA made these comments, “After two years of pivoting, it was wonderful to be surrounded  again by the…

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CANA offers timely webinar on the DIY funeral

By Funeral Director Daily / June 28, 2022 /

The Cremation Association of North America and Funeral Home Gifts brings you this timely webinar with potential CEU credits for you tomorrow, June 29, 2022.  Here’s what CANA had to say about the webinar in a recent press release: The do-it-yourself community has flourished in the years since the US economic crisis of 2008. DIY…

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“Greening” the traditional death care options

By Funeral Director Daily / December 3, 2021 /

You can’t get away from it anywhere.  There is a lot of talk on the national political stages about “Green Energy” and the environmental movement.  In the death care world we have been hearing that recomposition (the art of human composting) and alkaline hydrolysis (known by some as “cremation by water”) are going to be…

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Pandemic alters Recompose plans

By Funeral Director Daily / August 13, 2020 /

Entrepreneurs in the start up world have had to be nimble on their feet during the current pandemic.  Many of the best laid plans for young and pre-revenue businesses have had to be altered in the COVID world.  Some, on the other hand, especially in the technology and pharmacy sectors, have seen boom times with…

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