Why Eco-Friendly Caskets are The Future
We get it: talking about death is hard. The traditional funeral stands before us with all the steps planned out: a quality casket, a memorial, and a thoughtful service. Yet anyone who has experienced the planning and organisation of a funeral can tell you that they have one secret aspect people don’t usually know about: a carbon footprint.
Traditional caskets and coffins are made from mature trees that have been cut down. You’d be forgiven for not wondering about the production or the impact on the environment that comes from such a process. But in reality, coffins and caskets have a negative impact on the world around us. From someone who has spent their entire life trying to make a good impact on the environment to loved ones trying to leave behind a worthy legacy, this is upsetting news.
But you don’t have to choose between a quality resting place for your loved one and a green funeral. Eco-friendly caskets like the ones from Outside the Box Caskets are the perfect solution to honour your loved one without harming the world that they are leaving behind.
Outside the Box Caskets Are Eco-Conscious and Heartfelt
You might be saying to yourself: an eco-friendly casket? What does that even mean? Well, it is exactly what it sounds like: an environmentally sustainable casket made from 100% natural and recycled materials. They contain no plastic or metal parts and are ethically sourced and produced locally, making them the best option to leave behind a loving legacy without worrying about the carbon footprint.
A big concern about an alternative, eco-conscious casket is the stability. Transportation and being laid to rest requires a casket to be moved, and you need a strong and stable structure to honour your loved one and ensure that they are as protected as possible. However, a casket doesn’t need to be made of timber to be stable. The sustainable materials from Outside the Box Caskets are permitted for funeral services with pallbearers and officially certified for Natural Burials and cremations, able to hold up to 320kgs.
Eco-friendly caskets can also be personalised making them the perfect way to memorialise and honour your loved one all the way to their final resting place. Outside the Box Caskets even offers a DIY kraft casket that allows loved ones to write personal messages, heartfelt goodbyes, and signatures on the casket. There really is no better way to sweetly say goodbye to the ones you love.
Eco-Friendly End of Life Choices Are Growing
As more and more people turn towards the fight for a greener planet, we can also honour the ones who have left us. Eco-friendly caskets and end of life choices are becoming more common, allowing those who are so inclined to lessen their carbon footprint without sacrificing tradition or protection.
Please consider an eco-friendly casket for all burial or cremation needs. Because in the end, our primary impacts should not be on the environment, but on the lives we touched and the people we loved.
Below is an infographic created by Safe Passage Urns to illustrate some alarming statistics regarding the environmental impact of burial funerals on our planet. The amount of resources required to create and transport timber caskets is astronomical.
This infographic by Safe Passage Urns shows examples of the damage caused by burial funerals. It also sheds light on the acres of forest that is cut down for timber for caskets.
The more awareness on this topic, the more likely we are to start adopting more environmentally sustainable funeral practices, such as green burials and cremation.
Environmental Impact of Burial Funerals