Is this the new alternative to cremations?

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08 November 2013
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A new liquid-based method of dealing with pet remains was outlined to members of the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria (APPCC) at its 20th anniversary conference.Jocelyn Monette, who uses the process in Canada, spoke about her positive experiences with Aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis.The innovative process takes about 18 hours and accelerates the natural decomposition process, using 95 per cent less energy and with no greenhouse gas emissions and is comparable in price to a standard cremation.Jocelyn told APPCC members the alkaline solution is an extremely gentle way of breaking down animal tissue and protects cross contamination of remains.Animals are placed in a steel cradle which is then lowered.
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