The Key Differences Between
Traditional and Green Burials
The first major difference is that most traditional funeral costs average approximately $10,000, while green burials are approximately $2500.
Green burials do not employ the use of embalming fluids, pesticides, herbicides, or irrigation.
Bamboo, wicker, cardboard or wooden caskets are used instead of metal caskets.
Concrete burial vaults are not used for a green burial.
The graves are usually hand-dug and are shallower than with those used in traditional burials.
Graves are marked with more natural landmarks that blend in with the area such as plants, rocks, trees or flowers. Elaborate and prominent headstones or grave markers are not used in a green burial.
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