When I was researching the death industry at the start of fourth year, ones of the main issues I found was a lack of sustainable death options. The funeral industry in the UK is estimated to be worth around £1 billion annually with over 600,000 funerals taking place each year. I realised a lot of the practices upheld by this industry are not only damaging to our relationships with death but also the environment. In one year globally, the funeral industry uses 4 million acres of forest for creating caskets, 2 million tons of concrete is used for burial vaults and 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde is used for embalming. Formaldehyde is considered to be in the top 10% of the Environmental Agency’s most hazardous and damaging chemicals, it is also known to cause cancer. Moreover, our current use of cremation also releases formaldehyde as well as mercury vapour, carbon dioxide, monoxide, sulphur dioxide and carcinogens. One way funeral homes or crematoriums could participate in eco death is by swapping fire cremation for water cremation. Water cremation is an environmentally friendly alternative where the process of alkaline hydrolysis is harnessed to break a body down into its chemical components using water, lye, pressure and heat. The resulting liquid contains amino acids, sugars and salts and can be used as plant fertiliser. When compared to flame cremation, alkaline hydrolysis uses 1/8th of the energy and leaves less than 1/4th of the carbon footprint. Water emission drastically reduces the greenhouse gas emissions compared to fire cremation and the water used to reduce the body is less than 3 days worth of water that the average person uses. By including eco death options into this site I hope encourage more sustainable practices in the funeral industry.