At The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, we strive to be as environmentally conscious and earth friendly as possible. There are many areas within our processes and business practices where we have gone green and it is part of what makes us so special and unique. The act of cremation itself is a natural, earth friendly process and we carry it out with the utmost care and consideration for the deceased, the family, and the environment, all while complying with state laws.
Simply put, the body is reduced to small bone fragments – and those small bone fragments are given to the family.
The body is not embalmed, it is placed in a rigid cremation container that is completely consumable, then that is placed in the cremation chamber. There is no waste and none of our processes are harmful to the environment.
Cremating an adult produces between 250 and 500 pounds of carbon dioxide. Beginning in 2018, we are purchasing carbon offsets to offset 100 percent of the carbon footprint for each of our cremations.
Other ways that we have gone green include installing clean burning propane retorts in our cremation equipment. This minimizes the impact that the cremation chamber has on the environment when it is in operation.