Funerals, although they can be terribly sad occasions, are a way for families to commemorate their passed loved ones in a way that matched their lives. We personalise funerals to ensure that we provide a fitting send-off to the ones we love. If you’re dearly departed was a passionate environmentalist, there may be no more fitting way to commemorate them than through a green burial. Here, we provide you with more detail on what they entail.
What is a Green Burial?
A green burial is a ceremony which aims to reduce as much of the impact on the environment as possible. Instead of using a traditional coffin or casket, a biodegradable material – like wicker, cardboard or bamboo – is used. As well as this, the burial site is often located in natural woodland and the coffin is placed much closer to the ground level.
Green burials tend not to feature the embalming process as the chemicals used tend to negatively impact the land. The family will always have a choice in the type of memorial left at the burial site, too. Some people decide to keep traditional headstones and others decide to plant trees or flowers where their loved one has been laid to rest.
There are many ways to personalise a green burial to suit the personality of the deceased and to ensure that their wishes are being respected. You might be able to combine an environmentally-friendly coffin with a church burial if that’s what you wish. Similarly, there are many areas of tranquillity that can be used as burial sites.
Commemorate Your Loved One With a Green Burial From Our Family-Run Funeral Service
If your dearly departed loved one was passionate about the environment, we have the option of a green burial service. We provide compassionate, empathetic, understanding and professional funeral services in Torbay and the surrounding area.
To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at one of our offices in either Paignton or Brixham. For 24-hour service, call 01803 882 385. Alternatively, email us at email@example.com.