Following the lead of Canada, South Africa, and several US states, the United Kingdom is expected to adopt the new ‘boil in the bag’ cremation procedure later this year as an ecologically -friendly alternative to gas-fired cremations.
The corpse is dissolved in an alkaline solution of water and cornstarch at 160 degrees Celsius in a bag for four hours. After the rest of the skeleton has been removed, the bones are dried out and pulverized into a fine white powder.
The carbon footprint of the ‘boil in the bag’ process is estimated to be half the amount generated by gas-fired cremations, according to the CDS Group, a cremation consultant. The average cremation generates the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as 65,000 homes in the UK, or 244 kilograms per year.
It gives them hope to know that many people, even in death, are purportedly concerned about minimizing their impact on the environment.
In the name of fighting “climate change,” the “boil in the bag” technique is only the most recent inane suggestion being pushed on the public. In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, the French government banned short-haul flights last month.
According to a report, in order to ‘reduce carbon emissions,’ people will be required to use trains instead of planes for trips lasting less than two and a half hours. Paris to Nantes and Lyon to Bordeaux flights are only two examples of the routes that would be impacted.
After French lawmakers finally settled on the limits two years ago, they finally went into effect. At first, it was proposed to outlaw all flights under four hours in duration when alternative transportation options were available by rail.
Interim head of Airlines for Europe (A4E) Laurent Donceel claims that prohibiting such travels would have a negligible impact on CO2 emissions. Instead, France should look for substantive and substantial answers to the issue.
Mandates and limits on travel due to the global coronavirus epidemic have had a devastating effect on airlines all around the globe.
Flightradar24 reports a 42% decrease in air travel between 2018 and 2019.