8What is Green Burial?

Green burial options have become increasingly popular over the years as many work to decrease their ecological footprint on the earth – even after death. Green burial options include natural burial, eco-friendly cremation and casket options, and more. At Ford Funeral Home, we share your values. That’s why we offer green services to our Macomb County community. We are proud to offer honorable services to our neighbors interested in in lessening their ecological impact.

What are the Benefits of Green Burial?

Many Center Line residents ask, “How can a funeral be environmentally sensitive?” At Ford Funeral Home, we specialize in green arrangements without the use of embalming fluids by using containers with non-toxic coatings, dry ice, and other innovations. Some of the many benefits of green burial include carbon footprint reduction, conservation of natural habitats, usage of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, conservation of metal materials from casket-making, and many more.

Green Cremation Options

Although it’s typically referred to as “green burial,” there are many eco-friendly options for the disposition of cremated remains as well. Some of the more common options include biodegradable urns and scattering urns, but the choices for green cremation are endless. Today, there are artificial ocean reefs for cremated remains and there are even companies that turn cremated remains into a planting medium. In turn, these cremated remains can aid in the growth of flowers, foliage, or a living plant memorial. Please be sure to ask us for more information about green cremation options.

Green Casket Options

When it comes to choosing a final resting place, there are many ways to incorporate green burial into your arrangements, but one of the largest impacts you can make is through your choice of casket materials. At Ford Funeral Home, we offer a selection of caskets made from natural and biodegradable materials, including caskets made from wood, wicker, or even cardboard. Eco-caskets come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. Let our dedicated staff show you what is available. We offer personalization options to help you create a tribute that honors your loved one and also respects the environment.