Natural Burial Around the World
The modern concept of natural burial began in the UK in 1993 and has since spread across the globe. The Centre for Natural Burial provides comprehensive resources supporting the development of natural burial and detailed information about natural burial in your area:
Giving Life Back to the Earth
Natural burial is a new idea—the idea that in choosing how and where we are buried, each one of us can conserve, sustain, and protect the earth… the earth from which, we came and to which we shall return.
A natural burial allows you to use your funeral as a conservation tool to create, restore and protect urban green spaces.
The Natural Burial Co-operative, Center for Natural Burial promotes natural burial funeral services, and products which enhance, protect, and preserve our natural environment.
A simple craft to occupy homeless people at a day centre has blossomed into a booming business. EMMA HIGGINBOTHAM visits WinterWillow, purveyors of eco-friendly coffins.
PLANNING what kind of coffin you want to be buried in probably isn’t terribly high on your ‘to do’ list, but there’s no getting away from it: we’ll all need one eventually.
At least these days there’s an element of choice, and you don’t have to go to your final resting place in a sombre box that wouldn’t look out of place in a horror film. Believe it or not, coffins can be rather beautiful.