The increase in popularity when it comes to being more environmentally friendly has sky rocketed in recent years, and we are now even seeing people become much more environmentally conscious when it comes to their funerals to. But how can you make your funeral as environmentally friendly as possible? We have some top tips for those who want to decrease their carbon footprint when it comes to funeral arrangements.
Saying No To Cremation
One of the most negative impacts on the environment your funeral can have is opting for a cremation. If you are looking to achieve an Eco friendly funeral, cremation is something you can consider refusing to have.
However, there are many ways you can give back to the environment if you choose cremation, your ashes can be put into many different things that can have a direct positive impact on the environment.
Organic Burial Pods
It is possible to ‘grow’ yourself into a tree using organic burial pods. Your body is placed in the fetal position in a ‘pod’ and buried underground. A seed is then planted above the pod and, as it grows, is nourished by the body, with a tree growing to mark the burial spot and improve the environment.
Woodland burials are becoming a really popular option for many, and are really environmentally friendly too. With an increased worry about space for burials in graveyards, opting for a woodland burial is a great way to contribute to reducing those issues.
Eco Conscious Wakes
Vegan buffets and outdoor wakes are just two ways you can make your funeral more environmentally friendly. Even better than vegan or meat free, you can go for all locally sourced ingredients for the wake.