- Hybrid, which allow burials without anything to protect the casket, and accepts uncremated bodies.
- Natural Burial Grounds, which prohibit bodies embalmed with toxic chemicals, any features such as vault lids that would retard decomposition, any caskets not made of a natural material, and the grounds must be designed to maintain a natural appearance.
- Conservation Burial Grounds, which “must protect in perpetuity an area of land specifically and exclusively designated for conservation.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Green Burials -- Not Yet Regulated
According to Tom Barlow, in The Byline, green cemeteries are not regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. As a result, definitions and practices may vary. However, a non-profit, Green Burial Council, has developed a rating system: