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FREE TO READ | Avbob is set to be the first burial home in SA to introduce this greener form of body disposal

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For many years most funeral homes in SA have been offered a simple choice: burial or cremation.

But with the growing challenge of burial land shortage and concerns about the carbon footprint associated with flame-based cremation, a third option is now available – dissolving bodies in an alkaline solution.

Known as alkaline hydrolysis or aquamation, this form of disposing of the body has been described by one of the well-known funeral homes, Avbob, as an “environmentally friendly option” for those who want to make their death valley greener...

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