Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Facts About Green Burials



Facts About Green Burials 

One of the unusual things that is really catching on in the green movement and also in the funeral industry is the idea of a "green burial," also known as a natural burial. It are called this because it are more environmentally responsible than traditional funerals. 

Here are some expert facts about them that you may want to know before considering them for the future. When choosing a green casket, the casket will be biodegradable. This means it will decay and return to the earth.  They do not add any additional toxins to the planet and they are usually produced in a manner which is carbon neutral, meaning they also do not add pollution to the environment. This is in direct contrast to traditional caskets which can take hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose, especially if these caskets are made with any kind of metal components. 


If you are being buried in a green cemetery or a natural cemetery, it is required that you use a green casket or a shroud to be buried in the grave. These types of cemeteries will not allow for the use of outer burial containers that are not green. This is done because many feel that it keeps the natural environment in check and maintains the balance that naturally exists. 

There is also the fact that when a body is embalmed, it is literally doused in very toxic chemicals. Traditionally people had the attitude of who cares, they are dead anyway. But they never took into consideration the fact the people working in funeral homes who handle these bodies could be harmed by the chemicals in the bodies, as well as when they handle the fluid itself. 


As you can see there are many things to consider when thinking about a green burial Riverside IL. If this is something you or a loved one would be interested in do the research. You should be able to find plenty of information online and by calling a funeral home to be able to make a well-informed choice.

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