Why choose cremation?

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What is cremation?

Cremation service is a process whereby the body of the deceased undergoes a process of transformation into what we call “ashes”. This transformation takes place under high heat that reduces the body to its elements, and leaving behind the fragments of bone. These fragments are then processed to create the ashes. Many people have specific wishes for their ashes to be scattered in a place of personal significance, which becomes the responsibility of their loved ones after death. Many funeral services providers in Melbourne suggest that, cremation is very popular type of funerals amongst people because of the affordability.

Why do people choose cremation?

As an alternative to burial, cremation offers several benefits. The most notable of these is its conservation of land: no burial plot need be purchased, and ashes need not be given a permanent resting place. For this reason, too, it often regarded as a marginally more cost-effective method of after-death care, as a coffin and plot for burial consist of two major funeral expenditures. However, if the body is not to be directly cremated, and is to be present during the service, the costs of embalming and a coffin will still be incurred. Most importantly in choosing burial or cremation, the wishes of the deceased should be considered.

Although it is often incorrectly represented as an environmentally considerate practice, cremation emits carbon through the incineration process, despite conserving land. Although more environmentally-minded techniques of emissions filtration are practiced in Australian crematoriums, cremation should not be selected for its environmental merits alone. For those with relatives in geographically disparate locations, cremation is a excellent choice as it does not create a grave-site in need of regular maintenance. In fact, even if the ashes are not scattered, and are kept in an urn, it is easy to transport the memorializing token from one residence to another, if the family should choose to move houses.

Why would someone choose not to be cremated?

There are two major religions that forbid cremation. Orthodox Judaism and Islam consider cremation to be a form of bodily consecration, and tend to be opposed to cremation. Although it was not previously seen as acceptable, almost all Christian faiths now freely allow cremation.

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