One would think that Washington would have been one of the first states to adopt a new technology that is at the forefront of green tech. Unfortunately, we weren’t.
There have been multiple attempts to get legislation through Olympia, but there hasn’t been a well funded or well organized effort to get the house or senate motivated to make a move. Add to that fact that there are a few groups out there that, for lack of understanding, or lack of will to change, have put up soft but effective opposition. While the time may be comming in the next couple of years that you will see it here in our state, that time has not yet come. Oregon on the other hand, has adopted it as a form of disposition (the legal term for the end of the road for a human body – burial, cremation, and medical donation are all “disposition”)
We at Elemental have been waiting patiently for years to have this technology, and as creative and progressive as we have been, it never occurred to us that we could just go to the neighboring state and partner with a firm down there. When our founder, Jeff, was at a convention earlier in the year, he was talking with one of the tank manufacturers and they suggested “Why don’t you partner with Aqua Green in Portland?” We thought it was a splendid idea.
So, that is “why Oregon” and it is a HUGE honor to be the first funeral firm in the Puget Sound area to bring aquamation to the families in our community.