In case of interment, the deceased is buried in a coffin in a cemetery. Generally speaking, a solemn ceremony takes place prior to the burial. This ceremony can be organised according to the individual wishes of the bereaved.
Since prehistoric times, cremation has been the dominant form of burial throughout much of the world. One reason for this is our ever-increasing environmental awareness: although cremation consumes a considerable amount of energy, it is still better for the environment than a burial.