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Japanese save thousands buying plots before tax increase kicks in

To pay down the country’s massive debt and to help support an aging population and young families, who the government needs to help balance the decreasing population problem, Japan will be increasing tax rates from 8% to 10%. When they…

The growing prosperity of the cremation sector

In the 1960’s only 3.6% of Americans were cremated. Fast forward in time, to 2015 the magic year for the cremation sector, in which cremations have outperformed burials with a staggering 47.9% as opposed to 42.5% of burials. And it…

Greece opens the country’s first ever cremation facility

It’s hard to imagine, but just a few short months ago if you passed away in Greece and wanted to be cremated the only option available was to travel to Bulgaria. A minimum seven hour drive from Athens to the…

Paris opens first green cemetery

Parisians will now be able to reduce their carbon footprints even after death: A 17,000-square-foot section with 150 green-burial plots has opened in the Southern suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine. It is part of the larger City of Paris Cemetery in Ivry-sur-Seine,…

Death Care startup Eterneva will be on Shark Tank

Eterneva is an up and coming memorial startup that turns ashes (or hair) of the departed into Diamonds. Founded in 2016 by Garrett Ozar and Adelle Archer, they hope to shake up the way we remember and celebrate the dead. …

Australian funeral giant makes $12.3 million profit due to surge of winter deaths

Propel Funeral Partners, one of the largest death services providers in Australia and New Zealand, announced that its revenue increased 19% this year. A $8.3 million (€7.5m) net-profit compared to a loss of $9.6 million (€8.7m) in the same period…

New palliative care study ranks the best places to die in America

Palliative care advocacy groups (Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)) have released a new study grading states palliative care availability. The goal of the report is to inform and help citizens and…

Bride adds father’s ashes into her wedding manicure

Five months before the wedding of Charlotte Walton’s her father passed away. The family was of course devastated and it broke Charlotte ́s heart that her father would no longer be able to walk her down the aisle as they…

Carriage Services acquires Lombardo Funeral Homes in New York

PRESS RELEASE:  Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Lombardo Funeral Homes in Buffalo, NY. The partnership with Lombardo Funeral Homes further expands Carriage Services’ strategic geographic footprint in the state of New…

Canadian Red Deer Hospice Society opens $5.2 million hospice expansion

After 5 years of negotiations and building, the Red Deer Hospice society was finally able to open their $5.2 million hospice expansion. The addition increases the existing ten rooms to sixteen private palliative care spaces. There is also now room…