The New Funeral Trend is 100% Green Burial & Biodegradable Caskets
In a world where were try to lead more sustainable lives, it is not uncommon to see individuals working to the create new ways to preserve our environment, and prevent the negative impacts that are the side effects of our industrialized world. Now in days it seems that there are 'green' alternatives to almost everything, from transportation, to clothing and even food. What many do not realize is that there is also a green alternative for how we memorialize and pay respects to loved ones that have, unfortunately, passed away. It goes without saying that the passing of a beloved friend or family member can be a very emotionally stressful time, and often families must face all funeral or memorial service preparations rather quickly, but it is important to know of all of the options available in order to ensure that the memorial in remembrance of the loved one is befitting to them. For those who led green lives, a beautiful natural burial could help honor their dedication to our earth and our future generations.
Green caskets offer families interested in the traditional burial ceremony a relatively new and environmentally friendly alternative. These beautiful funerary boxes are made of all natural materials, that over time, will eventually allow the loved one interred to become, once again, part of nature. While they are appropriate for burial in natural burial sites, they can also be utilized for clean cremation, if the family or loved one preferred that as the form of disposition. They are made of a variety of sustainable yet durable materials, such as bamboo, willow, sea grass, and even wool, just to name a few. They are enforced with wooden runners, to ensure durability and that handling the casket is as easy as possible, as well as feature exquisite cloth-lined interiors for services or viewings where the casket is to be open. They feature a gorgeously natural appearance that is truly heartwarming, and just like traditional caskets, provide a wide variety of design options to suit any taste or need. These caskets can help create a celebration of a life well lived, in a way that is accordant for the deceased as well as the surviving family.
It is very comforting to know that there are a variety of ways that we can lessen the impact we have on our world and environment, and to look for means to preserve what is available now for future generations to come. A green burial or clean cremation not only helps promote sustainability, but also helps honor the life of an individual that really took to heart the consequences and negative effects that pollution and abuse of resources will have on the earth, and on life as we now know it. For more information on green burial or clean cremation, the Green Burial Counsel offers an extensive resource of information that can be very helpful.