Green Funerals

Green funerals are the perfect choice for those who wish their final moments to reflect respect for the environment. We understand that minimising your carbon footprint when you die is an important aspect for many people. As a result, we specialise in a range of environmentally conscious funerals that reduce the carbon footprint of the funeral arrangements and ceremony. Eco funerals are becoming ever popular as environmental awareness and concern for climate change increases.

What is an Eco-Funeral?

An eco-funeral takes environmental factors into consideration. For example, a natural burial or eco-cremation will be chosen over traditional burials and cremations. Often, funeral cars will be omitted from the ceremony to limit emissions released into the atmosphere. In fact, any step that can be taken to reduce the impact on the environment will be considered.

Eco-Friendly Coffins

Environmentally aware funerals will always favour eco-friendly coffins over traditional options. Therefore, we offer a range of eco-friendly caskets made from sustainable materials. Our range includes:

  • Willow wicker coffins
  • Banana leaf coffins
  • Bamboo coffins
  • Cardboard coffins

Natural Burials

Natural burials are a popular choice for green funerals. A natural burial is when the deceased is buried in a special natural burial woodland that does not mark out graves with headstones and permanent memorials. However, it is possible to plant a tree next to the grave or mark the location with a symbol made from natural and biodegradable materials.

Many people take comfort in the knowledge their loved one has been laid to rest in a place of natural beauty. We can assist in arranging a suitable natural burial location.

Contact Richards Funeral Services

If you require further information or advice about our green funerals in Aberdare and the surrounding areas, then please do not hesitate to contact us. All aspects will be discussed in the funeral planning meeting, however, if you need further guidance relating to environmental funerals, we are always happy to assist.