Green Funerals

Green funerals are becoming increasingly popular as people are becoming ever more conscious of their carbon footprint. As a result, many people opt for a green funeral because they want their final moments to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We offer our eco funeral services to the surrounding communities of Cwmbran and Gwent, South Wales.

Green tree in a field to represent Environmental Funerals

What is a green funeral?

A green funeral is a simplistic funeral that has minimal impact on the environment. Eco-friendly funerals carefully consider the environmental factors associated with all aspects of a funeral. For example, wicker, natural fibre or basic wooden coffins which are sourced from sustainable forests will be favoured over traditional caskets. In addition, a horse and carriage may be used to avoid unnecessary carbon emissions produced by funeral cars. Normally a green funeral involves woodland burial. However, it is possible to have a cremation with special filters used to reduce the amount of mercury that is released into the atmosphere.

Woodland burials

V A Peterson can arrange woodland burials which provide a fitting resting place for the environmentally conscious.

Woodland burial graves are usually left unmarked or can be discreetly marked so friends and family can identify the resting spot of their loved one. Relatives are encouraged to plant flowers or trees at the place of burial. This creates natural memorials at the grave location. After the service has been held the deeds of ownership of the woodland plot purchased are passed to relatives or next of kin. For those who wish to be buried alongside their loved ones, plots can be purchased in advance. Speak to one of our friendly team today for answers to any questions you may have.