As people become more environmentally conscious, they are seeking out ways to minimise their impact on the planet. Green funerals have gained popularity in recent years as a way to minimise the environmental impact of traditional burials or cremations. In this blog, we will explore what green funerals are and how they work.
What are Green Funerals?
Green funerals, also known as natural or eco-friendly funerals, are a way of saying goodbye to loved ones while minimising the impact on the environment. They use biodegradable materials and avoid embalming chemicals, which can be harmful to the environment. The aim is to return the body to the earth in a natural way.
How do Green Funerals Work?
Green funerals typically involve the use of biodegradable materials such as bamboo, willow, or cardboard. Green caskets are usually made of materials such as wicker, bamboo, or recycled paper. At Silver Dove Funerals, we have a selection of eco-friendly caskets that are available to choose from which are a beautiful and natural alternative. Our styles feature finishes in wicker, banana leaf and cane. All eco caskets are beautifully trimmed in natural fibre calico. You can see a few of our styles in the image below, or view our full range of styles on our website.
Benefits of Green Funerals
There are several benefits to choosing a green funeral. First and foremost, it reduces the environmental impact of traditional burials or cremations. It also allows for a more natural and peaceful return to the earth. The use of biodegradable materials also supports sustainable and ethical business practices.
In conclusion, green funerals are a way of saying goodbye to loved ones while minimising the impact on the environment. They use biodegradable materials and avoid embalming chemicals. The aim of this is to return the body to the earth in a natural way. There are several benefits to choosing a green funeral, including a reduced environmental impact, a more natural return to the earth, and potential cost savings. As people become more environmentally conscious, green funerals are likely to become an increasingly popular option. If you would like to learn more about our eco-friendly caskets, please contact us.