Monday, February 15, 2010
- Green burials are offered in almost 30 cemeteries nationwide.
- Green options include biodegradable caskets and formaldehyde-free embalming fluids.
- Cremated remains are accepted at green cemeteries; however, they must be placed in a biodegradable urn.
- In addition to protecting the environment, a green burial is less expensive than a traditional funeral and for some, it offers a stronger connection to the dust-to-dust aspect of burial.
One green burial proponent has even considered buying his casket and using it as a coffee table. See Katherine Lackey, Eco-conscious rest easy going green eternally, Feb. 2010.