Eco Funeral Directors ? Caring For The Living When You No Longer Live
In an age where environmental issues are so high on the agenda, it comes as no surprise to see this green approach extending into the funeral profession. Over the past fifteen years more than two hundred natural burial sites have been developed nationwide. Also known as green or woodland sites, these offer a more eco-friendly alternative to the traditional burial ground. The natural burial particularly appeals to those seeking a more spiritual path.
Two or three hundred years ago, coffins were made from plain wood – usually oak, mahogany or elm – and today there is a slow but growing return to this tradition of using natural materials. In addition, veneered coffins made with particle-board and plywood use large amounts of glue in their manufacture, which then releases chemicals during decomposition or cremation.
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