China’s one child only policy ́s effect on the death care industry

Aging populations will be changing death care landscapes worldwide. How does a population of over 1.3 billion cope with these changes? From a developing to a developed country  In the last 30 years the economy of China has taken flight.…

Can the soothing and comforting familiarity of water cremation bring a new end of life body disposal option to the public?

Alkaline hydrolysis, water cremation, bio cremation, resomation, green cremation, flameless cremation, or aquamation. It all refers to an alternative water based and Eco-friendly cremation option for consumers. A third option While they are standard and accepted options today, cremation by…

What recomposition means for the death care industry

The death care industry attracted global headlines when the USA became the first place to legalize human recomposition, a sustainable way to expedite decomposing. Creating new opportunities for the industry to innovate and build off of. USA takes the lead…

Preparing for the ‘Silver Tsunami’

What is the ‘Silver Tsunami’ and how can the death care industry prepare? A term first coined in 2015 is now making its way to reality and will have a significant influence on the death care industry in the coming…

Greece opens the country’s first ever cremation facility

It’s hard to imagine, but just a few short months ago if you passed away in Greece and wanted to be cremated the only option available was to travel to Bulgaria. A minimum seven hour drive from Athens to the…

Japanese save thousands buying plots before tax increase kicks in

Japan is increasing the tax rate and Japanese consumers are trying to save, where they can, on long term purchases including death care packages for themselves and their families. Japan´s massive debt To pay down the country’s massive debt and…

New virtual reality program encourages multidisciplinary approach in palliative care

Tufts University is the process of testing a new pilot VR program to help create collaboration within the hospital setting. They are especially interested in using this for palliative care where care providers can benefit from InterProfessional Education (IPE) to…

Trinidad and Tobago plans to build a new palliative care unit

Health minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced on October 6th at the 7th Palliative Care Society conference that Sangre Grande will soon have a designated palliative care unit. The new unit will be designed based on the locally loved Caura hospital, which…

Paris opens first green cemetery

Parisians will now be able to reduce their carbon footprints even after death: A 17,000-square-foot section with 150 green-burial plots has opened in the Southern suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine. It is part of the larger City of Paris Cemetery in Ivry-sur-Seine,…

Death Care startup Eterneva will be on Shark Tank

Eterneva is an up and coming death care startup that turns ashes (or hair) of the departed into Diamonds. Founded in 2016 by Garrett Ozar and Adelle Archer, they hope to shake up the way we remember and celebrate the…