With the world focus set firmly on improving our greenhouse emissions, Eco Funerals have gathered momentum within Australia.
There are two designated Green Cemeteries within the ambits of Southern Brisbane / Northern Gold Coast Precent and Northern New South Wales.
Alberton Green Cemetery QLD and Lismore Green Cemetery NSW.
Both cemeteries utilise natural and unspoilt areas as green burials are unique. Only one person can be interred into, a shallower depth grave. No markers or plaques are permitted.
An eco – friendly bio-degradable coffin is to be used, which will allow the remains to return to the earth naturally.
There are number of coffin suppliers having suitably credited eco – friendly coffins, this range includes cardboard, plantation pine, eco burial pods, and the willow/wicker range of coffin.
Eco friendly coffins are lined in a cotton/ calico fabric, and a cotton shroud is recommended to being the form of dress for your loved one.
Most Eco Friendly Cemeteries, have GPS which identifies the individual grave plots. It is becoming a real option for the families to consider when seeking an alternative option to that of the traditional burial.