Environmentally Friendly Funerals

Environmentally Friendly Funerals

In these current times “Eco” friendly options are becoming more popular and we are able to offer this option to you.

Eco-friendly funerals can mean different things to different people. An eco-friendly funeral is intended to empower families who want to organise a funeral that has a low impact on the environment. The term eco-funeral is sometimes confused by people who associate eco with economy, while other people think this term represents ecology.  Eco funerals can encompass many aspects of the funeral process such as burial, cremation, embalming and coffins/caskets.  If you have a loved one to take care of or you are planning ahead to ensure your funeral is eco-friendly, please ask us for about this option and we can guide you through the process.

Natural burial grounds (sometimes called woodland burial grounds) are still in the early stages of development in New Zealand.  The first dedicated natural burial ground opened near Wellington in March 2008, another followed soon after in Auckland.  More recently the South Island’s first natural burial ground opened in Motueka and progress is being made for one in Palmerston North and New Plymouth.