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Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home also offers green burial options, these offerings, which include the sanitation and temporary preservation of a decedent, including the option of a private visitation. Green burial encourages burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural areas. Green burials are free from formaldehyde, metal or concrete grave liners and burial vaults. To transport the body of a loved one, caskets, coffins or alternative containers made of biodegradable materials are used. Advocates of green burials take comfort in knowing their bodies decompose and become part of nature. Loved ones are placed in biodegradable wicker, cardboard, or wood container.
As our society seeks end-of-life care that protects our living spaces from chemicals and other nonbiodegradable, the rise in popularity of the age-old practice of natural, or what is often called “green,” burial is inevitable.
Natural burial is a statement of personal values for many people who seek to minimize their impact on the planet. For people who are mindful of the cyclical nature of life, natural burial is a spiritually-fulfilling alternative to the conventional funeral.