What form of burial to choose is of great concern to many, but for those who are eco-conscious, the concerns are specifically related to being eco-friendly.
You may wonder if conventional burial practices are harmful to the earth. In truth, conventional burial is not particularly green. Trees must be cut to make the coffin, and embalming fluids like formaldehyde and methanol are not earth-friendly. Another concern is the use of land for conventional burial. The earth itself must be dug up and cemetery plots take up space.
If these are matters of concern to you, it might be a good idea to take a look at some alternatives and talk them over with your family. Death is not an easy subject, but discovering eco-friendly options may make the subject more approachable for you.