Funeral Options – Green Burial
Green burial is a non-traditional alternative to traditional funeral services and is gaining popularity in North America. Natural burial is the burial of a human body in the ground in a way that does not interfere with decomposition but enables the body to naturally be recycled. It’s an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional, standard burial practices and is a fairly inexpensive alternative to different, more “organic”, alternative funeral services. As a result, it has become very popular in recent years as an alternative for people who don’t want to go with the more traditional options. Here are some reasons why green burial is gaining acceptance today: *It is more natural than standard burial practices that involve using soil fill material to support the body and make it stay alive after burial. *It is less expensive than burial services that use soil fill materials and have to deal with the problem of whether or not the ground is safe enough for a burial. *Green burial allows families to bury their loved ones in a private, secluded area of their backyard or a garden bed, which is much more secluded than a traditional burial site.
The Number One Reason You Should (Do) Green Burial
In addition to being a cost effective alternative to standard funeral services, green burial also offers its own set of benefits, especially to those who are concerned about environmental impacts of different types of burial practices. For example, some services offer a free alternative funeral if the person’s body is sent to a conservation burial. The term “conservation burial” refers to a burial service that uses earthworks, such as sand blocks and gravel placed at the burial site, to help preserve the life of the deceased. This is a very eco-friendly option because it prevents the ground from eroding and contaminating surrounding areas with soil that would normally contain traces of fertilizer, animal wastes, or pesticides. It also ensures that the remains of the deceased are properly recycled.
Many green burial services offer options for those families who do not wish to have a full-body cremation or to have the casket reused after the burial. Green burials can be completed using an earthwork burial, which utilizes funeral software that creates an inventory of the deceased’s belongings prior to the funeral service. The program can then be used to create a skeletal frame of the deceased’s belongings to be buried alongside the family in the garden, at a nearby cemetery or in an open plot. These frames contain things the family can later discover on their own, such as favorite toys, favorite scents, photos and other keepsakes.