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Choosing a Funeral Option: Benefits of Green Burials

Choosing a Funeral Option: Benefits of Green Burials

Green burials are becoming more popular nowadays as the rest of the world becomes more eco-friendly. If you are looking to pre-plan your funeral or are planning a funeral for a loved one, you may be looking to learn more about this natural burial method. Learning more about it can help you determine if it is ideal for you or your loved one. Here are a few of the benefits associated with green burial.

Less Environmental Concerns

One of the biggest benefits to a green burial is that there are no environmental concerns over chemicals. Traditionally, embalming fluid is used to preserve a body. Typically, embalming fluid is made from the carcinogen chemical formaldehyde. This chemical has been shown to cause cancer in embalmers and also affects the environment. When you have a green burial, you may forego being embalmed altogether or only use embalming fluid that does not contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde was important decades ago when bodies would begin to decompose before viewings and funerals. However, funerals are being held for people earlier, and their bodies are being better stored, limiting the need for this dangerous chemical.

Environmental awareness and the impact we have on our environment weigh heavily on people these days. A green burial is natural, cheaper and better for the environment.

Lower Costs

The next benefit to a green burial is that it is cheaper. Another aspect to a green burial is what your body is buried in. Traditionally, a sturdy casket is used to bury someone and that casket is encased in a concrete chamber. However, more people are opting for simple caskets that decompose alongside the body and forego concrete chambers. This helps all of the materials and the body decompose more naturally and without harmful effects on the environment. Decomposable caskets are much cheaper than larger ones and not having to pour a concrete chamber reduces costs dramatically. If you want to keep your final expenses lower, a green burial may be a better option.

More Aligned With Current Values

The last benefit to a green burial is that it is more aligned with our current values. Environmental awareness and the impact we have on our environment weigh heavily on people these days. A green burial is natural, cheaper and better for the environment. All of this more closely aligns with what people are looking for in funerals at this moment. If these values are important to you or your loved one who recently passed, a green burial is worth exploring.

If you are looking to pre-plan a funeral or need help planning the funeral of a loved one who has recently passed away, contact Pearson Funeral Home. We are friends, neighbors and a family to our community. We love to help others celebrate life and want you to consider us when you need help planning your own arrangements or planning arrangements for others. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our funeral directors.

We can help you through the pre-planning process. contact us