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4 Eco-Friendly Caskets For A Green Burial

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In a traditional burial, a casket is used to bury the deceased. However, more and more people are becoming concerned with the impact burials have on the environment. This is leading people to look for environmentally-friendly burial methods. This includes being buried without embalming and in an environmentally-friendly coffin. Here some "coffins" that will allow you to have a green burial.

Burial Pod

Currently, burial pods are only a matter of concept, but they will hopefully become a standard burial practice in the future. By the time it's your time to go, burial pods could be available in many countries. The idea of a burial pod is to have sacred forests instead of cemeteries. These egg-shaped pods are basically a large seed that will hold a body in fetal position and grow a tree until the end of time. A beautiful memorial forest sounds much less depressing and much more practical than a cemetery. The planet has to run out of room for cemeteries eventually, right?

Leaf Coffin

A leaf coffin is about as natural as you can get. You can find coffins made out of a variety of different types of leaves while shopping around. Banana leaves, pineapple leaves, and even maple tree leaves are only a few of options. A banana leaf coffin can create a beautiful, environmentally-friendly coffin that looks like wicker. You can get a maple leaf coffin made out of autumn leaves and recycled paper, and it may be the most colorful coffin you can purchase.

Biodegradable Urn

A biodegradable urn can be used to either float or bury your ashes. If you want to scatter your ashes in the ocean, you can put them in the urn and float it out to sea. It will float before descending into the water. It will completely breakdown, leaving no pollution or materials behind. If you still want to be buried, the biodegradable urn can be buried, and it will break down into the earth, along with your ashes.

Hemp Casket

A hemp casket is a fantastic way to participate in a green burial. Hemp is inexpensive and can be made to custom-fit the deceased. It's so inexpensive; in fact, it can be the most inexpensive way to be buried. Handles are created out of hemp rope, and it can be painted any way you like.

If you want a green burial, these are some great ways to do it. Look into these casket alternatives if you want to do something environmentally-friendly and different. For more information on your options, contact a funeral home like Lisa Scott Funeral Home.