How Green Burials Work and How They Help the Environment

By Mary Markos for LX News

What happens after we die? Green burials bring a whole new perspective to the timeless philosophical question. An increasingly popular way to protect the environment in the afterlife, green burials are designed to have minimal environmental impact by using biodegradable materials and forgoing chemical preservatives.

At the most fundamental level, a green burial requires biodegradable caskets, containers, shrouds or urns and eliminates grave liners, concrete vaults and embalming chemicals. The latter conventional burial practices are bad for the environment because they contaminate the earth with non-biodegradable materials and toxins, according to experts. Read more >>

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Thu, Sep 1, 2022
Updated: Thu, Sep 1, 2022