Best Environmentally Sustainable Cremation

Environmentally Friendly Flame-based Green Cremation

The most environmentally friendly flame-based cremation process possible.

Green Cremation - $995

A direct flame cremation is a service provided without a formal viewing or ceremony with the body present. You may opt to select that service as an add on if you so desire. If you elect to arrange a direct flame cremation, you may use an alternative container. Alternative containers are a minimum requirement to house the body during the process of flame cremation. You are welcome to provide your own casket if building specs have been pre-approved by our crematory.  If you provide your own container, no discount is applied.

Does Not Include: addtl Death Certificates ($3ea), County Permit Fee ($25), House Call ($200), Oversize Charges.

Includes:
  • Professional Services of the Director available 24/7
  • Transfer of deceased from facility of death or Medical Examiner’s office to refrigerated holding (1st 35 miles from our dispatch areas included)
  • Sheltering of the remains in a temperature-controlled environment up to 5 days (additional days $50ea, if delay is caused by family)
  • All plastics and medical devices removed from the deceased
  • Alternative Cremation Container (up to 249lbs)
  • First Three (3) Death Certificates ($30 value)
  • Paperless process / Digital documents / Cremation Services
  • Crematory Fee 
  • Biodegradable Temporary Container  ($20 value)
  • Appointment for retrieval of cremated remains in our office

For people uncomfortable with Water Cremation, but still looking to reduce their environmental footprint in death, we offer our unique flame cremation service. This cremation service takes the traditional, flame-based cremation process and makes it as environmentally friendly as possible. We do this by reducing the environmental footprint before, during, and after the body is cremated. For starters, all of the administrative work to arrange for the cremation is completely paper free, reducing the amount of resources consumed by routine administrative work.

The cremation process begins with us taking care to transport the body as little distance as possible in order to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Once the body it is in our care, it is sent directly to energy efficient crematorium.

Next, we remove all medical and end-of-life plastics from the body as we prepare it for cremation. This keeps the chemicals they would have released during the burning process out of the atmosphere. In addition, we do not wrap bodies in plastic sheeting once; we wrap in a clean cotton sheet and place the body in a cardboard container.

The result is no plastics of any kind are incinerated during the cremation process.

This translates into decreased environmental and human impact. For those wanting to further reduce their impact, an increasing number of people are choosing water cremation as an alternative to burial and flame-based cremation services.

Our Cremation Process

5-Star Funeral Home

Timely & Compassionate

"Timely and compassionate communication is so important when faced with a difficult situation, such as managing the logistics of loss. Marlaena was quick to reply to questions, always professional, and caring in her responses. My mother passed away at an assisted living facility and the staff there noted that the Green Cremation team was very professional and thoughtful. We are grateful to have found them."

- Elizabeth M.

Professional & Timely

"I really appreciated how easy Marlaena and Green Cremation were to work with. During such a stressful time it was a BIG deal that I could do everything by phone and online. It was one less thing I had to worry about. Their team was so professional and timely - I could not have asked for more. Thank you, GC! We were also comforted by their 'greeness' in everything they do!!"

-Suzannah E.

Easy & Helpful

"Green cremation was excellent. They were very helpful to find the right services and their pricing is excellent. They made the process very easy and we’re extremely helpful through out the whole process. I hope to never need them again but if I do I will definitely use and recommend them."

-Robert P.