What is a green burial or natural burial?

February 19, 2016 0 comments

A natural burial is also known as a green burial and is another alternative to traditional burial practices. Families choose a natural burial because it is considered an environmentally friendlier option that gives back to the earth, is less toxic and utilises less resources in comparison to traditional methods. The objective of a green or natural burial is to ensure that the burial site is as natural as possible this includes;

  • Placing your loved one in a biodegradable coffin ie cardboard, or shroud
  • No embalming of your loved one
  • Whilst some cemeteries allow for a monument, generally natural burials do not encourage personalising the grave site with a permanent memorial.