Cremation and the Environment

Many modern consumers want to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. During their lifetimes, people often recycle, drive fuel-efficient cars, and try to help the environment in whatever way they can. But how can we continue to care for the earth after our death?

As an alternative to a traditional burial, cremation represents a more eco-friendly end-of-life decision. Read on to learn more about reducing the long-term environmental impact of your funeral through cremation services from the experts at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta, Georgia.

Cremation: The Eco-Friendly Alternative

While many people still prefer a traditional casket burial, their construction requires a large number of resources, both natural and man-made. Caskets require a large amount of wood, metal, and often concrete to create a surrounding vault. In addition to the materials used to build the caskets, there are also large manufacturing and shipping costs involved in the total environmental impact of caskets.

By electing to be cremated, you will help reduce the environmental impact of your death by reducing the amount of resources that will be needed for your funeral care. Not only will you forego a coffin, but you will also reduce the amount of chemicals and other waste that are added to the soil.

Cremation represents a cleaner, simpler alternative to a traditional burial. Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta uses only the most efficient cremation technology, which helps to further reduce fuel and energy usage.

Pre-Plan Your Cremation at Southern Cremations & Funerals

By pre-planning your cremation, you will not only relieve your loved ones of the financial and emotional strain of funeral-planning after your death, but you will also help create a lighter carbon footprint for your passing.

While it may seem emotionally difficult to plan one’s end-of-life care ahead of time, many of our clients are surprised by how relieved they feel after making these important plans for themselves. By choosing to be cremated, you will have an added peace of mind knowing that you will be helping the environment, even in your passing.

Leave an environmentally-responsible legacy behind for your loved ones, and plan your cremation at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill. Contact our team to learn more about cremation, our pricing packages, and other services for yourself or a loved one today.