Natural burial plans growing in popularity

By Funeral Director Daily / August 9, 2022 /

The Choice Mutual annual survey on American burial preferences, that you can access here, has been released and it shows that preference for Natural Burial dispositions has grown since the 2020 survey while the preference for traditional services and cremation has declined.  To be sure, Natural Burial only shows a preference of 10% of the…

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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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Colorado legalizes human composting

By Funeral Director Daily / May 21, 2021 /

I’ve said all along that as death care moves forward there will continue to be full service funeral homes, but there will also be a growing niche of death care disposition options available to the consumer public. Just last week Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law that will make Colorado the second…

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Here comes the competition

By Funeral Director Daily / March 17, 2021 /

We’ve kept you up to date with Recompose founder Katrina Spade and her efforts to make Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) or what some call “human composting” a reality for the consumer public.  In our opinion, it was her drive and determination that proved the science and got the process to legal status in the state…

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Recompose opens. . . . has clients

By Funeral Director Daily / March 1, 2021 /

I’ve been an entrepreneur and have started some businesses outside of the death care realm. I think one of the things that happens to every entrepreneur who starts a business that is new and unique is that they open their doors for business and then wonder if anybody will purchase their goods and/or services.  No…

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Playing the “What if” game

By Funeral Director Daily / October 27, 2020 /

If you want to stay ahead of the curve in whatever you are doing I would suggest to play the “What if” game every once in a while just to see where you are standing.  The “What if” game can be played in all lines of business and is, in my opinion, a great exercise…

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Recompose getting competitors. . . and that’s okay

By Funeral Director Daily / October 6, 2020 /

This article from the Daily Chronicle tells how Recompose founder Katrina Spade has been working since 2014 to bring Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) to an acceptable and legal process of human disposition.  She not only had to prove the science behind what many call “human composting” but had to find a legislative body to approve…

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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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Is “Old Fashioned” the new technology

By Funeral Director Daily / June 8, 2020 /

A couple of non-death care profession articles that I read this weekend really made me think of the death care profession and where we are moving.  Just to make the record straight before I get into where we might be moving, I want to point out that I think all businesses are perpetually “moving” to…

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California Assembly gets human composting bill

By Funeral Director Daily / February 27, 2020 /

In this article from the Los Angeles Times you can read about Assembly Bill 2592 (AB2592)  that was recently introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia.  AB2592 would, if passed and signed into law, allow for human composting in the state of California as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial or cremation. Human recomposition was passed into…

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