The saying “Everything Is Bigger In Texas” certainly holds true for the city of Houston. As the state’s largest city, Houston has approximately 2.2 million citizens, according to the most recent census figures. With millions of Houston residents eventually needing to secure a final resting place, more people are turning to cremation and greener alternatives to burial.
In a major metropolis like Houston, burial costs are rising as burial plots in cemeteries reach full capacity. As a result, cremation has been gradually and steadily gaining acceptance among individuals planning end-of-life services.
Traditional burial costs include the cost of a cemetery plot, coffins, headstones, fees for memorials and graveside services, and other assorted expenses. Cremation offers a lower cost and provides a considerably greener option. A direct cremation does not require the deceased to be embalmed with the caustic concoction of chemicals that, after burial, seep into the earth.