How to Have a “Green” Burial or Cremation

Posted on April 8, 2019 by Osceola Memory Gardens under Cremation Service
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These days, more people are concerned about the impact of their lives on the environment. But what about their deaths? Whether you choose cremation or burial, not all of these options are environmentally friendly and for some people, this is not acceptable. If you are concerned about the environment or your deceased loved one was, you will want to consider ways of choosing “greener” options. Cremations providers and funeral homes have some tips that can help.   

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One of the first things to know is that you can have a traditional burial and still be environmentally friendly. This means, however, that you should not choose embalming. To embalm a person, funeral home directors have to use special chemicals. Once the body starts breaking down, these chemicals will seep into the ground, polluting the earth. Opting not to have the body embalmed is an excellent way of ensuring that a death puts less strain on the planet.   

You can also choose to have a bio cremation instead of a regular one. With a regular cremation the body is broken down with extreme heat, and this can create carbon that is released into the air. Bio cremation does not do this. It utilizes alkaline water to break the body down, thus eliminating the carbon release. If you or your loved one wants to be cremated but does not want carbon emissions, then this is the way to go.   

If you are choosing burial, you can always opt for a casket that does not have any metal parts. Metal parts do not break down with time, so they will remain in the earth. To avoid this, choose a casket made of all biodegradable materials. There are even some that are made out of materials like clay and wicker, to allow the decomposition to be as quick as possible. The same thing applies for cremations if the person wants their urns to be buried. Choose an urn that is made of materials like clay, seaweed, salt, and other similar options.   

An excellent way to not only not cause the earth damage but to also help it is to choose to have a tree planted in your honor. If you choose to be cremated, why not ask for an urn in which seeds are placed and from which a tree will grow? Simple choices like these can have a positive impact on the planet.   

Whether you want to be buried or cremated, there are things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Be sure to contact a funeral home or provider of cremations in Poinciana, FL to learn more about the options you have for yourself or your loved one. A company like Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Homes & Crematory can make it much easier for you to decide on the right funerary arrangements. Stop by our location at 1717 Old Boggy Creek Rd Kissimmee, FL 34744 or call us right now at (407) 847-2494. 

Osceola Memory Gardens

Since 1958, Osceola Memory Gardens has provided respectful service and options for families to create a meaningful service at an affordable cost. We serve all religions and have full-time staff available 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year. Osceola Memory Gardens is housed in three beautiful facilities conveniently located in Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, and Poinciana Florida

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