How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Funeral

Many individuals live their lives doing everything possible to limit their negative impact on the environment and wish to continue this trend as they pass from this world. Creating an eco-friendly funeral is one way to show their respect for the planet, by reducing traditional funeral arrangements with alternatives that are more friendly to the environment.

Bio-degradable Urns or Coffins

Coffins do not necessarily have to be made out of lacquered wood, as there are many options that are more friendly for the environment. Eco-friendly coffins can be made from bamboo, wool, banana leaves, and even hyacinths, while a range of urns are available that will break down once placed in the earth. You may also decide to skip the concrete or metal vault for burial, as they require a lot of natural resources to produce.

Selecting a Burial Site

Your burial site is very personal and reflects your needs as well as those of your loved ones. There are natural environments that allow your family to enjoy the beauty of nature while they are visiting your final resting place. It may be challenging to find a true “green” burial location, but funeral homes in the Mesa area offer options that will support your need for a sustainable burial location.

Choosing Cremation

Our onsite crematory is an eco-friendly choice that allows families to quickly regain the cremated remains of their loved ones. Working with a third-party crematorium means several days of transport to and from external locations. With an onsite crematory, our funeral directors care for your loved one at each stage of the process until they are returned to your care. Cremation uses fewer resources and also avoids the release of toxic chemicals into the ground as can happen with embalming.

At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, our professionals are available to help you create a funeral and burial plan that meets your unique needs. Contact us today at 480-832-2850 or via email to to learn more or schedule a consultation with one of our trusted funeral directors.

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