Your alternative to cremation or traditional burial.

Sunset Hills Funeral Home is proud to be the local authorized provider of a new, eco-friendly alternative to cremation or traditional burial: Aqua Cremation.

Also known as Alkaline Hydrolysis, flame-less cremation, green cremation or resomation; Aqua Cremation is a gentle process that utilizes minimal amounts of water, warm temperatures, and alkalinity to return remains to their most basic and natural components: minerals and water. This method leads to a dramatic reduction in carbon and mercury emissions being released into the atmosphere.

This process mirrors what naturally occurs after a body is laid to rest in soil, saving 1/10 of the carbon emissions and 90% of the energy consumption used in traditional flame cremation. This process is less destructive than traditional flame cremation, and up to 20 percent more cremated remains are recoverable.

Alkaline hydrolysis versus cremated remains

Aqua Cremation offers families a contemporary and eco-friendly solution that honors the life and legacy of their loved one. Remains from Aqua Cremation are similar to cremated remains and are returned to the family in an urn of their choice.

At this point, the remains are ready for permanent memorialization, which may include placement in a columbarium niche wall or perhaps urn burial in a cemetery. The remains are also suitable for scattering. 

Sunset Hills Funeral Home offers this service to Eugene, Springfield, and the surrounding areas in conjunction with our partner, Clear Water Oregon’s Alternative Disposition TM

Please call us for more details about this environmentally friendly alternative at 541-342-6853.


Online arrangements can be made on our website. To begin the online process, you will first need to select a cremation package; then, before completing online arrangements, you will be given an opportunity to upgrade your selection to Aqua Cremation. Start an online arrangement now.