Green Cremation for Pets2018-10-07T19:47:48+00:00
An advancement in cremation science

Green Cremation for Pets

Green Cremation for Pets

Gentle and Environmentally-Friendly Care After Death

At the heart of the Companah process is green cremation (also sometimes referred to as bio cremation or water cremation). Utilizing alkaline hydrolysis, the process is more like natural decomposition than any other method of disposition. We use a gentle water flow, alkalinity and warm water to accelerate our ecosystem’s natural method of breaking down and decomposing organic matter. A process that would naturally take months or years is reduced to less than a day. During that time, a combination of 95% warm water and 5% alkali gently rushes over the body.

  • A much gentler option
  • Mimics the natural process of decomposition
  • More of your beloved pet’s remains are retained and available to be returned to you in an urn or scattering pouch

At the end of the cremation process, your companion’s physical components have been returned to their natural elements, dispersed in water – with only the solid bone remaining, pathogen and disease free. In fact, viruses – and even chemicals such as cytotoxic drugs (e.g., chemotherapy drugs) – are broken down into basic nutrient elements, rendering them non-toxic. The mineral bone ash is returned in an urn to those who request take home remains. The water byproduct, known as effluent, is not only benign, but also beneficial. Returned to the environment, effluent is shown to improve municipal water systems. The effluent may also be used as a natural, chemical free fertilizer.

  • Zero emissions of harmful greenhouse gasses

  • Low energy consumption
  • Leaves 1/10 of the carbon footprint of flame-based cremation

Gentle and Environmentally-Friendly Care After Death

At the heart of the Companah process is green cremation (also sometimes referred to as Bio Cremation or Water Cremation). Utilizing alkaline hydrolysis, the process is more like natural decomposition than any other method of disposition. We use a gentle water flow, alkalinity and warm water to accelerate our ecosystem’s natural method of breaking down and decomposing organic matter. A process that would naturally take months or years is reduced to less than a day. During that time, a combination of 95% warm water and 5% alkali gently rushes over the body.

  • A much gentler option
  • Mimics the natural process of decomposition
  • More of your beloved pet’s remains are retained and available to be returned to you in an urn or scattering pouch

At the end of the water cremation process, your companion’s physical components have been returned to their natural elements, dispersed in water – with only the solid bone remaining, pathogen and disease free. In fact, viruses – and even chemicals such as cytotoxic drugs (e.g., chemotherapy drugs) – are broken down into basic nutrient elements, rendering them non-toxic. The mineral bone ash is returned in an urn to those who request take home remains. The water byproduct, known as effluent, is not only benign, but also beneficial. Returned to the environment, effluent is shown to improve municipal water systems. The effluent may also be used as a natural, chemical free fertilizer.

  • Zero emissions of harmful greenhouse gasses

  • Low energy consumption
  • 10% of the carbon footprint than flame-based cremation

Frequently Asked Questions

Flame-based cremation, or burning, is an oxidative process, while the process behind the Companah technique (alkaline hydrolysis) is a reductive process. In fact, green cremation is essentially an accelerated version of what takes place in natural decomposition.
Alkaline hydrolysis is the most effective way to reliably destroy infectious viruses and toxins. Tissue digesting machinery is and has been used all over the world by leading hospitals and research laboratories. In fact, it was used in Britain to control Mad Cow disease.
Alkaline hydrolysis emits no harmful greenhouse gases, uses only 1/20th of the energy and has 1/10th the carbon footprint as compared to flame-based cremation.
Unlike flame-based cremation, there are no toxic emissions and no contribution to greenhouse gases associated with green cremation.
Water cremation is only an acceleration of what Mother Nature does. Consequently, only 100% organic items are broken down by the process — cotton blankets, special food treats, or flowers. We are also happy to keep favorite toys or blankets with your pet until the actual process and can return them to you, if you desire. Special toys or pieces of a favorite blanket may also be placed in an urn with your companion’s remains.
The remaining water is not only benign, but beneficial. It can be used as a rich, organic fertilizer.
The nutrient rich liquid waste can be used in different ways. The local water system is happy to have the water, since it is often beneficial to the community’s waste water plants. The effluent can also be made available to farmers in order that the nutrient-rich material can accelerate the growth of other living things.
Yes. The bone remains (calcium phosphate) are 100% safe, pathogen and disease free. The remains will be returned to you in a clear, industrial poly bag inside an urn or scattering bag but they are safe to handle if you would like to divide them among family members or scatter them over a special resting place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cremation, or burning, is an oxidative process, while the process behind the Companah technique (alkaline hydrolysis) is a reductive process. In fact, water cremation is essentially an accelerated version of what takes place in natural decomposition.
Alkaline hydrolysis is the most effective way to reliably destroy infectious viruses and toxins. Tissue digesting machinery is and has been used all over the world by leading hospitals and research laboratories. In fact, it was used in Britain to control Mad Cow disease.
Alkaline hydrolysis emits no harmful greenhouse gases, uses only 1/20th of the energy and has 1/10th the carbon footprint as compared to flame-based cremation.
There are no toxic emissions and no contribution to greenhouse gases associated with water cremation.
Water cremation is only an acceleration of what Mother Nature does. Consequently, only 100% organic items are broken down by the process — cotton blankets, special food treats, or flowers. We are also happy to keep favorite toys or blankets with your pet until the actual process and can return them to you, if you desire. Special toys or pieces of a favorite blanket may also be placed in an urn with your companion’s remains.
The remaining water is not only benign, but beneficial. It can be used as a rich, organic fertilizer.
The nutrient rich liquid waste can be used in different ways. The local water system is happy to have the water, since it is often beneficial to the community’s waste water plants. The effluent can also be made available to farmers in order that the nutrient-rich material can accelerate the growth of other living things.
Yes. The bone remains (calcium phosphate) are 100% safe, pathogen and disease free. The remains will be returned to you in a clear, industrial poly bag inside an urn or scattering bag but they are safe to handle if you would like to divide them among family members or scatter them over a special resting place.

Cost of Water Cremation

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