Why is cremation more common than burial today?

1. Cost: Cremation is generally more cost-effective than traditional burials, with some packages starting at a few hundred dollars, versus thousands for a typical funeral and burial.
2. Flexibility: There are more options with cremation. The ashes can be scattered in a special location, stored in an urn, or even turned into jewelry or art.
3. Simplicity: The process of cremation is relatively simple, and the death certificate can be easily obtained without the need for a funeral director.
4. Environmental Impact: Cremations do not require a burial plot, making them less of an environmental burden.
5. Privacy: Services can be private or public, and if kept private, no visitors need to be present.