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Green Funerals in Maitland, NSW

An increasing number of families in Maitland, Raymond Terrace and other nearby suburbs in NSW contact Fry Bros with the desire to arrange an eco-friendly funeral for their loved one. Whether the recently departed person had a keen interest in maintaining the planet, or the family are just aware of the impact a funeral can have, we’re able to accommodate their wishes for a green funeral and burial.

Ideal to honour those who loved to spend time outdoors or who cared about the planet, an eco funeral takes things back to basics and uses some innovative elements to reduce environmental impact when returning the body to the earth. The friendly funeral directors at Fry Bros are more than happy to discuss your wishes, so together we can create a beautiful tribute that properly honours a life

Types of eco funerals available

If you’re considering a natural funeral, there are a few options we can talk about with you. Of course, if you have any of your own ideas, please share them with us when discussing the important details of the day. Some popular options for families in Newcastle include:

  • Biodegradable coffins – biodegradable coffins tend to be made out of more sustainable materials such as wicker, bamboo, cane or banana leaf. They don’t contain screws or other fittings that aren’t natural, so that nothing is left in the earth. Often, people choosing a biodegradable coffin also choose to dress the body in biodegradable clothing, though details like this are completely up to you.
  • Not embalming the body – many families are opting for a non-toxic embalming agent, or eliminating the embalming process entirely. Toxic chemicals from the embalming process can leach into the air and soil; without it, a body can feed the air and soil in a way that is sustainable for future generations.
  • Eco burial sites – more people are expressing an interest in a natural burial site or green burial site. This is far more environmentally friendly than traditional burial sites, often taking up less of the earth and taking place in green spaces such as protected park land or meadows.
  • Natural headstones – a green burial may omit traditional headstones and replace them with green headstones. Green headstones tend to be made from naturally occurring materials such as a rock, stone or tree, and they blend into the environment in a non-obtrusive way.

Contact us to discuss your wishes

Fry Bros is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk about traditional or green funerals. We understand how overwhelming the process can feel during this difficult time, so you can count on a warm and sympathetic service that is designed to take the burden away from you.

Send us a message online or call 02 4933 6155 any time – day or night – to talk about your wishes and to plan the send-off your loved one wanted and deserved.

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97 New England Highway
Maitland (Rutherford), NSW 2320

61 Port Stephens Street
Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324

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