Human cremation rate exceeds
in the U.K
Cremation is the most accepted form of disposition worldwide. For instance, statistics indicate that the human cremation rate exceeds 75% in the UK. When you also consider the pet cremation and the heavy cremation levels in industrial meat production, it emphasises a need for an in-depth understanding of the impact of cremated remains on the environment.
The main misconception is that cremated remains are ashes. In fact, cremated remains are more like fossils than ashes. Cremated remains are bones that have been processed into fine particles following cremation. The cremation process stops natural degradation by removing all organic matter and bacteria from the bone. The bone becomes stable and does not change when buried or scattered on earth or at sea.
Disposal of cremated remains
Why is burying ashes so bad for the environment?
Research conducted by Verde Products Inc shows that cremated remains are made up primarily of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sulphur (S), and sodium (Na). This is important because all of these elements are essential for plant and microbial life.
However, the probiotic potential of elements found in cremated remains is eliminated because of the toxic level of sodium (200 to 2000 times greater than is beneficial) and a highly alkaline pH of 11.8. By comparison, the pH of most soils ranges between 5 and 8.
Thus, these chemical properties prevent the natural agricultural nutrients within the bone from becoming active in the environment and enhancing plant life, and keeping our ecosystems functioning properly. Not surprisingly, cemeteries that have been burying cremated remains, later discover that the surrounding plant life does not thrive.
We developed RTN1 Soil to address and remedy this problem. It is an organic mixture designed to blend with cremated ashes to lower the pH and dilute the sodium.
When burying cremated remains with RTN1 Soil, plant life will flourish from the release of the nutrients and the leaching of the toxic sodium levels.
Disposal of cadavers
Why is burying cadavers bad for the environment?
Decomposition of cadavers is a difficult proposition because each body is very complex. A large portion of a cadaver, as much as 75%, will decompose rather quickly because it is made of protein, fat, and water.
The problem with these components is that they are too nutritious; they release toxic levels of decomposition fluids into the soil that kill many forms of life including plants, insects, and microorganisms. In other words, these untreated decomposition fluids decrease biodiversity.
Furthermore, it is also difficult to decompose the remaining 25% of the body because it is made of durable materials like bone, teeth, nails, and hair.
Verde Products Inc. has developed RTN2 Soil, a product made of organic materials that essentially harnesses the natural process of decomposition and calibrates it to optimal levels for peak effectiveness and efficiency.
The genius of this unique product is that it has the capacity to digest the flood of decomposition fluids while recycling all of the durable hard tissues.
RTN2 Soil has the ability to neutralise the toxic effects of bodies and cremated remains whilst simultaneously facilitating their reintroduction to nature. The decomposition by-products will be used as food by nearby plants and they will also foster the lives of countless microorganisms, earthworms, insects, and mammals. This promotes biodiversity at all levels of an ecosystem, from microbe to mammal.
A revolutionary organic matter, RTN2 Soil drives the recycling of several elements that are absolutely crucial for life on our planet.