Award winning Scottish crematorium sets out on a green mission to offset its LPG usage

The 2019 best crematorium winner of the Scottish Funeral Awards, the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium has now become one of the most environmentally friendly crematoriums in Scotland. In their journey to become more sustainable the crematorium has begun…

Canadian funeral director fights for new legislation around uncollected remains

How to manage uncollected remains is a standard funeral home and crematorium conversation topic. Everyone wants to do right by the departed and their families, but what is the right thing to do? Some countries allow for a mass plot…

How the pet loss industry has become worth billions

There are more than 455 million cats and dogs owned as pets worldwide, and as more companions enter into the lives of humans so do they, with time, exit. Pet loss is a growing segment in the death care industry…

Why the growing cremation sector is bound to make an impact on your business

In the 1960’s only 3.6% of Americans were cremated. Fast forward to 2015 and for the first time in US history cremations exceeded burials with a staggering 47.9% compared to 42.5% burials.  According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)…

Portugal’s fifth crematory to be opened in September 2020

In southern Europe, cremations are slowly gaining favor . Traditionally countries, with strong Catholic or Orthodox backgrounds, like Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal have buried the  deceased. However, times are changing with Greece recently opening its first crematorium and Portugal…