You will not find headstones or mausoleums, no man made structures or even wooden crosses. The idea is simple, we come from nature, therefore we return to nature.
In a world where its inhabitants are concerned about the environment around them,even when we die, people may wish to ensure the planet they hand down to a future generation is as clean as they would like and that their mark on life is in memory and not in pollution or getting in the way of nature being at one with mankind again.
While technically a new concept in the traditional sense of funerals, their inauguration in the UK was officiated in the early 1990s. Meaning today there are well over two hundred natural burial sites that can hold a Green funeral and take care of the proceedings and eventual burial.
They are by far the most eco friendly funeral option anyone can opt for, aside from a burial at sea. Because there are no headstones. Markers of certain burial sites can usually be determined by the choice of a tree, bulb and plant or no marker at all. In these situations a woodland burial site would have a map that shows where people have been buried. Or the entire location would be deemed the memorial site.
An eco funeral may not be the obvious choice for family members who would wish to visit a specific location for remembrance. How are they the most eco efficient funeral? From coffin to cloth, fittings and fixtures all will be bio degradable, ensuring both body and coffin are returned to nature as planned.
The coffin could be made from wicker, cardboard, willow or bamboo, any material that will decompose in a timely fashion and is eco friendly and sustainable in nature.