Green Funerals or Eco Funerals.
Green or Eco funerals are becoming increasingly popular, and anything which reduces pollution has to be a good thing. We also know which prepaid funeral plan companies will accept instructions for green funerals. Not every provider of plans will cope with environmentally friendly funerals. (Enquire HERE)
An interesting example of what can be done is the craftwork of Winter Willow below.
Green Funerals: Being Good to the Environment – Eco Coffins.
Nearly half a million wooden coffins are burnt in the UK each year, polluting the atmosphere with dioxin, hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide .
These same toxins are released during decomposition, just more slowly from underground and are released into the soil first.
Willow coffins are woven and do not depend on toxic glues, varnish, plastics, or metals. Willow is a biodegradable material with a green production process.
Locally manufactured coffins cut out the need for shipping, reducing overall carbon emissions created by transport.
Use of willow is employed in conjunction with local willow cultivation programme. Willow cultivation supports biodiversity and acts as a carbon sink.
Woodland Burials – another Eco Friendly Option.
Some funeral plans allow you to chose an eco funeral – just indicate it as a preference on our enquiry form. Or email below to request it. As soon as the enquiry form comes back we’ll analyse your requirements and make a recommendation to you. We do ask that you then use our agency to purchase your plan. The income generated will help us to expand and improve the site. We will, of course, let you off if you can find the same plan elsewhere at a lower price. We think that is pretty unlikely.
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Eco Friendly or Green Funerals.