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What is a green burial?

Green burial, also called a natural burial, is an environmentally friendly burial that aims to have as little impact on the earth as possible. For example, green caskets are made from sustainably produced materials from renewable sources, whereas conventional caskets are often not. The main areas of consideration in a green burial are:
  • The conservation of natural resources
  • The preservation of the environment
  • The protection of the health of industry workers

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