By Joe


Green caskets, also known as eco-friendly or environmentally friendly caskets, offer several advantages for those interested in minimizing their environmental impact or adhering to eco-conscious principles:

  1. Biodegradability: Green caskets are typically made from biodegradable materials such as bamboo, willow, seagrass, or cardboard. These materials break down naturally over time, minimizing the environmental footprint compared to traditional caskets made from metal or hardwoods.
  2. Conservation of Resources: Traditional caskets often require the extraction of non-renewable resources such as metal ores or hardwood trees. In contrast, green caskets are often made from renewable resources or materials that require minimal processing, helping to conserve natural resources.
  3. Reduced Chemical Exposure: Green caskets are usually free from toxic chemicals and synthetic materials commonly found in traditional caskets, such as formaldehyde-based glues and finishes. This reduces the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposal and may also decrease exposure to harmful chemicals for funeral workers and the surrounding environment.
  4. Lower Carbon Footprint: The production and transportation of green caskets often involve fewer carbon emissions compared to traditional caskets made from materials that require extensive processing or long-distance shipping. Choosing a locally sourced green casket can further reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
  5. Alignment with Personal Values: For individuals or families who prioritize sustainability and environmental stewardship, choosing a green casket can provide peace of mind and align with their personal values and beliefs. It allows them to make environmentally responsible choices even in their final arrangements.
  6. Natural Aesthetics: Green caskets often have a simple and natural aesthetic that appeals to those seeking a more organic and understated approach to funeral arrangements. These caskets can blend harmoniously with natural surroundings during burial or natural burial settings.
  7. Regulatory Compliance: In some areas, green caskets may meet the requirements for natural or green burial sites, which have specific regulations regarding the types of materials allowed for burial. Choosing a green casket ensures compliance with these regulations and may facilitate burial in designated green cemeteries or conservation areas.

Overall, green caskets offer a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional caskets, providing numerous benefits for individuals and families seeking eco-conscious funeral options.

If you have any questions with regards to purchasing green caskets or eco friendly caskets, please call us @800 618 4642.