There has been a noticeable increase in the number of people choosing cremation for the departed loved one. Sometimes, the ashes are scattered in a meaningful place or stored in funeral urns. Sometimes, the ashes are made into jewellery so that departed will remain close to the heart.
According to the Cremation Association in North America, almost 45% of families chose cremation in 2015, up by 26% in 2000. The association expects that cremation rates will reach 54% in the United States and as high as 74% in Canada. Cremation is a trend that is growing more popular through the years.
According to Fullerton Wibert Vault Services owner Joseph Beidler, he wants to build a crematory at his facility because his business suffers as the number of cremations rise. The drop in business has forced Beidler to lay off some of the employees in the last decade. Diversification into cremation is important to ensure that the funeral homes will continue with its operations. However, Beidler is no sure about the response of the community on having a crematory in their midst.
Sometimes, the objection to crematories is zoning law but it can also be the layer of superstitions that people have to anything that is associated with the afterlife. People do not want to talk about funerals, cemeteries and crematories. People understand the need but they do not want it be located next to their business.
Another practical concern is the effect to the environment. However, crematories do not actually produce unusual traffic, noise or pollution that may warrant public objections. The technology that supports cremation is clean and safe but people’s emotions often overshadow practicality. In addition, the state always conducts periodic inspections to ensure that the crematory does not violate any regulations. Machines used for cremation are increasingly becoming sophisticated and will automatically shutdown at the first sign of emission.
When you choose cremation as the best option for your dearly departed, you also have to select from a variety of funeral urns in Perth to hold the ashes. A wide range of funeral urns are available in different sizes and designs to meet your requirements.