Green or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact. This aids in the conservation of natural resources, the reduction of carbon emissions, the protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat.
The 3 Tenets of Green Burial are
· No embalming
· No burial vault
· No impervious containers. Caskets, shrouds, and urns should be of non-toxic and biodegradable materials.