In 2017, nearly half of the U.S. population chose cremation over a traditional burial. This number is only expected to increase – with projections of 70 percent of the population opting for cremation in 2030. With such strong numbers and significant growth on the horizon, now is the perfect opportunity to invest in cremation.
Whether you are a funeral director or completely new to the death care industry, there has never been a better time to start a cremation business. There are many driving factors behind the cremation boom.
Cost of Cremation
At roughly one-third of the price tag of a traditional burial, cremations are very cost-effective. More and more families are seeing cremations as an affordable way to honor their loved ones.
As environmental concerns become a growing concern for many, cremations also prove to be the preferable option for death care services. Caskets are generally made from unsustainable materials, whereas urns can be made of stone, ceramic or any number of natural materials. Many caskets also require cement vaults be put into the ground before burial, further compounding the amount of necessary materials.
Additionally, over 820,000 gallons of embalming fluid are disposed each year with traditional burials. Embalming fluid is comprised mostly of ethanol, formaldehyde and methanol. These substances are bad for the environment and can have a lasting negative impact on communities if they seep into the water supply.
There are plenty of reasons why cremations are becoming an increasingly popular option for families. With a strong foothold on the death care industry already, along with significant growth potential, there has never been a better time to start a cremation business. To learn more about why cremation is a great field to break into, check out our infographic below:
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