Here are a few alternatives to use instead of wood for cremation service:
- Cow dung logs
- Electrical cremation
- Biomass briquettes
- Coconut shell powder
The cremation service at Anthyesti is a personal and sensitive ceremony, which is understandable. One may take each step as per their cultural traditions about their rituals. And all services provided will be according to your preference and priority.
Hindu cremation services use firewood for the cremation process. According to the statistics at Anthyesti, the wood used for cremation requires about 4 lakh trees in one city. But, the number is enormous increasing daily. Affecting the environment, trees and leading to air pollution.
You will find in detail how these options are safe, eco-friendly, and pollution-free.
Cow dung logs
Cow dung logs has used instead of wooden logs for the cremation of bodies, reducing deforestation. And the percentage of pollutants in the air and converting harmful gas like methane into burning fuel. An excellent benefit for air pollution is replacing firewood with cow dung. Advantage of using cow dung logs is that they are cost-effective compared to firewood. And you will have to pay less if you go for an environmental process.
We always keep in mind your rituals and traditions performed at the center and work. Hence, the cow is a sacred animal per the Hindu tradition; using gobar and gokashta is always propitious. Using cow dung has considered an auspicious way of cremating bodies.
Electrical cremation consists of:
- Moveable trolley
- Gas cleaning system
- Chimney 100 feet
Electrical cremation is a part of cremation service introduced altogether cheap. And suits the best green funeral services option. It has made up of furnaces for cremating and permits the family to take the remaining in just a few hours. In this process, no firewood is included, and no harmful emissions released. Hence, it is an environmental initiative to replace traditional tree woods.
Besides, Electrical cremation reduces the spread of the virus through the infected body.
Recently, BMC officials announced introducing biomass briquettes. Instead of wood for cremation in Mumbai. Biomass briquettes are also known as white coal. A performing step towards creating a healthy environment and avoiding thick smoke pollution. A great initiative towards nature is made from agricultural and tree waste. Additionally, this initiative helps to save more than 18 lakh kg of wood yearly.
Besides, briquettes are straightforward with low-pressure compaction of biomass. Such as agricultural waste, sugarcane bagasse, wood chips, rice husk, paddy straw, paper, and so on. It is ecological renewable, cost-effective, and easy to put in place.
Coconut shell powder
Coconut shell powder is a novel initiative to save trees and end the dependency on wood for burning bodies. The coconut shell powder initiative was first granted in Varanasi, where the banks of Ganga has situated. They opted more effective solution to stop polluting the holy water worldwide.
In the state, the main rituals of body burning happen near the banks of the Ganga. Around 400 cremations has performed in a day. The Ganga River was getting polluted at a higher cost, so they decided to give another alternative for cremation service.
To control the pollution and save nature, this is a great initiative to collect coconut shells from heaps of garbage, turn them into powder form, and use them for funeral pyres.
Finally, at Anthyesti, we believe in providing the best funeral service to our customers. Not the traditional firewood has stopped compared to it. Still, better options has initiated into cremation services to stop the reckless cutting of trees and affecting the environment. These options are eco-friendly, with less wastage, and cost-effective.