Sunset Finances Releases Statement Regarding Dwindling Burial Plots in the UK

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Shortly after a Metro article was published Thursday, October 3rd with the title, "Grave Situation: Cemeteries to Run Out of Burial Plots within Next Few Years," Sunset Finances life celebration website weighed in on the subject with a few insights as to what the future of burials might look like.

Today Sunset Finances life celebration and commemoration website published their official observations regarding a quickly decreasing number of burial plots available in the UK. Sunset Finances offered their own insights as to alternative methods, and weighed in on how a similar issue might reach the U.S.

According to a Metro article published on Thursday, October 3rd 2013 entitled, "Grave Situation: Cemeteries to Run Out of Burial Plots within Next Few Years," burial plots are filling up, and quickly. The article quotes a recent BBC study wherein nearly half of the polled English authorities reported that their burial space is on pace to run out in twenty years or less. What’s more, a quarter of those polled stated their cemeteries would be full in ten years or less.

Politicians across the U.K. are currently analyzing options for when the space runs out, options which include building more cemeteries, reusing plots, and creating woodland burial grounds.

Sunset Finances believes that cremation will continue to increase in popularity, alleviating the need for so many burial plots, and believes that this problem is not likely to affect Americans anytime soon. Sunset Finances is quoted as saying, "The cremation rate is at 74% right now, and I believe we’re only going to see that number increase. The seeming trend is that more and more people are choosing afterlife options that are green, with a small carbon footprint, such as at-sea burials or cremations with the ashes scattered in some place beautiful or that holds meaning. And we as a society are so mobile these days that even families are not staying in the same place, so burying a loved one in a cemetery plot in order to visit the site is becoming less the norm."

Sunset Finances did urge consumers that have a particular idea of how they want to be laid to rest--whether it be cremated, buried at sea, a traditional burial or even having their ashes orbit the globe—should consider making plans for it as opposed to leaving the decisions in the hands of loved ones after their death. And as for anybody who is interested in other information, Sunset Finances recommends this website for families needing information on funeral funding resources and more.

About Sunset Finances:

Sunset Finances is an online website which provides a place for families to commemorate and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away.

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