The Basics of Green Burial

Green Burial, also known as "direct burial", is the organic, environmentally sound way to return to the Earth. If you’re curious about it, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what we’re going to cover in this article:

  • What it entails

  • Pros

  • Cons

What a Green burial entails

  • Body is buried soon after death.

  • A person’s body is put into a simple container with no embalming.

  • There is no use of a traditional casket unless it is an environmentally safe product such as bamboo or cardboard.

  • There is a lot less ceremony and usually there is not a visitation.

  • There are special cemeteries for green burials.

  • This type of funeral is a good fit for the environmentally conscious.


  • Environmentally friendly – less land space, less pollution

  • Cost is lower


  • This type of funeral does not follow traditional customs, which might leave loved ones feeling left out of the grieving process

  • Harder to find a Green Burial cemetery


Here’s where you can find green cemetery locations, and here’s where you can find eco-friendly casket companies.