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It’s time for people to stop overspending on funerals

Author: Lara Webster

We as individuals are just that, highly individual. We each have specific wants and needs that are expressed and actualised throughout our daily lives. These unique preferences and desires remain with us until we die, meaning that in preparation for when we do so, we should be able to pick a funeral plan that is just as suited to our personal wishes as any of our other daily choices.

With such a broad scope of preferences concerning funerals comes also a huge potential for variety with funeral plans. …


By: Lara Webster (Lead Content Writer)

What is a Carbon Footprint?

In our everyday lives, each choice we make leads to the release of carbon into our atmosphere. Right from the food we buy and the electricity we use, to the modes of transport we take and our disposal of waste, we create a carbon output that has an impact on the environment around us. This carbon output is known as our carbon footprint. …


By: King Ting Liu (Content Writer)

“I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is” — Greta Thunberg

At Neo Cremations we care about sustainability. In addition to operating as a carbon-neutral enterprise and incorporating a minimum 200% carbon offset through our tree planting charity partners for each cremation we perform, we have partnered with 1% for the Planet to ensure we leave a positive environmental legacy.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the planet

1% for the Planet is a global organisation which partners companies to high impact non-profit organisations who make…


Our journey to become the world’s first B Corp direct cremation provider

August 11, 2020

We have just received our Pending B Corp Certification, and this is just the first leg of an exciting journey to become the funeral industry’s first Certified B Corp! We are joining a force with over 3,235 socially and environmentally driven companies around the world. Becoming a B Corp has transformed into a global movement where notable companies such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s and Tony’s Chocolonely have pledged to do business for the greater good — we’ve decided to join them.

What is B…


Injustices are met by the LGBTQ+ community, even in death

By King Ting Liu — Content Writer

June 22, 2020

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it”- Haruki Murakami

Since the turn of the century, many reforms have been implemented to ensure that we as a society embrace all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. When it comes to the end of life services however, current practices prevent the LGBTQ community from being able to access the quality of care they deserve especially during these difficult times. Why is this?

What does quality care for the LGBTQ+ community look like?

Let’s Be Frank

Approximately 6%…


By Lara Webster — Lead Content Writer

July 9, 2020

“If there is one thing the multi-award winning series Game of Thrones taught us during its serpentine labyrinth of twists and turns, it is that death is frequently unexpected and ultimately unavoidable…”

Alright–– this one is for all you GoT fans.

In this piece, we explore how the show’s merciless and often seemingly random ‘killing-off’ of characters can encourage us to prepare for death prematurely. …


Discussing death doesn’t have to be taboo. It’s never too late to get prepared.

By Lara Webster — Lead Content Writer

June 22, 2020

Why should I arrange my own funeral?

In most cases, it is difficult to think about death without feeling a little morbid. Talking about death can even be considered somewhat taboo. Death is the one indisputable event that all of humanity has in common, and yet dwelling on this reality usually brings with it a sense of discomfort or anxiety. At NEO Cremations, whilst we understand that death is rarely a welcome visitor, we do believe that it need not be considered with such foreboding.

It’s all your choice

There…


June 12, 2020

By Neo Cremations

Our vow to be an ally

NEO Cremations stands at a unique point in the funeral industry and is exploring ways to fully immerse ourselves as an ally to the Black Lives Matter movement. To be an ally means more than saying you stand with members of the Black community, it means actively participating in society and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff and customers alike. In the large spectrum of society, the funeral industry is, to put it frankly, the last point of contact in our lives. Thus it is imperative…

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