Arranging a Funeral - Green Funerals
As a business, we are deeply committed to preserving our shared environment; this extends to the vehicles we run, the coffin range we offer, and our use of utilities.
We are pleased to offer a range of options to you that are environmentally friendly; sometimes known as a 'Green Funeral.'
There are a number of Natural Burial Grounds available; please click on the three local Shropshire burial grounds for more information.
What is a 'Green' Funeral?
Sometimes, what is initially thought to be an environmentally friendly funeral may have hidden cumulative effects upon the environment, and we are pleased to offer full advice and information regarding the potential carbon footprint implications of your preferred option.
There are a number of items that can constitute an environmentally friendly funeral, with the simplest of these being the coffin.
We have a range of environmentally friendly coffins available, manufactured from cardboard, wicker, bamboo, papier-mâché, or even wool, in a variety of colours and styles.
All of our environmentally friendly coffins can be used for cremation or burial in conventional crematoria or cemeteries.
Woodland Burial Grounds differ from conventional cemeteries in that there may be restrictions in place regarding the type of material that the coffin is made from.
In many cases, no memorials are allowed. More commonly, a tree, or 'Living Memorial' may be planted within the burial ground to create a natural conservation area for indigenous insect, bird and mammal life to flourish.
There are numerous woodland burial grounds in the country, with the nearest being Westhope, Nr Craven Arms, South Shropshire Rememberance Park, Church Stretton and Ludford Park Meadow of Remembrance, Ludlow.
Cremated remains may also be interred at all Woodland Cemetery sites.
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