As people are growing more aware of how their actions impact the environment, we've seen a growth in the popularity of eco-friendly funerals and cremation services. As more environmentally friendly options become available, there are plenty of ways you can have your farewell your way.
For people looking for an alternative to traditional funeral or cremation services, an eco-friendly funeral is a popular choice. Eco-friendly funerals avoid using harmful materials, preparation and reduce waste during the burial process, so the body can return to the earth in as natural a way as possible.
Eco-friendly services have less of a negative impact on the environment and provide a more natural setting for your choice of ceremony.
If you're unsure whether a funeral or cremation is the right choice for you ,we dive into the details in a recent article; Cremation or Burial.
There are 3 main eco-friendly services to choose from:
Natural or Green burials are an eco-friendly burial which reduces the negative impact burials can have on the environment. An example of how you can make your funeral more green is by choosing a coffin made of natural materials which are biodegradable or alternatively being wrapped in a shroud.
An example of some of the eco-friendly materials are:
Like that of traditional burials, you still need to buy a burial plot for a green burial which can vary in cost.
If you're interested in the benefits of an eco-friendly funeral, it is useful to know that according to a recent report*, average funeral costs have risen by 128% since 2004*. By having a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan in place, you not only avoid the rising costs but can also make your own choices of how eco-friendly you wish your funeral to be.
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