Eric Grundhauser, writing for New Atlas, says bio-cremation techniques make burning the dead look old-fashioned. So what’s stopping people from choosing it?
Flameless cremation produces no fumes or smoke, and requires much less energy, space (“Technically you could put one of these units on the tenth floor of an office building,” says McQueen), and maintenance than traditional flame cremation. So why hasn’t this cleaner, gentler, more efficient method caught on? Well, it’s complicated.