Eco
Funerals

Green Funerals

We are proud to offer green funerals in Wroughton, Swindon and across our local area. Eco-friendly funerals have become very popular in recent years. Many people are preferring a greener alternative to a traditional burial or cremation. If a traditional funeral worries you or you would like to maintain your environmentally friendly ethos, then we are here to help with any arrangements.

What Is A Natural Burial?

A natural burial is a burial that does not disturb the environment. Unlike traditional burials, they allow the land to return to its natural state. This keeps the process as natural and carbon neutral as possible. We have all the required permissions and certificates we need from the local authority, so our services will take place in a local woodland area. The land cannot be altered, so the plot cannot be marked with a headstone and tending to a natural plot is not allowed.

These services allow friends and family to see their loved one in a natural setting, which can make visits less distressing and more fulfilling. Traditions are beginning to change, as green funerals are popular with both religious and non-religious people.

wicker eco friendly casket

Our Eco-Friendly Coffins

We can also provide you with a choice of eco-friendly coffins. Our range features beautiful wicker, willow and bamboo designs. It is a requirement that the coffin must be made from sustainable materials.

There are a number of rules to comply with. We cannot embalm in this service. It is also very important that all clothing and items within the coffin are biodegradable, so nothing disturbs the natural landscape.

Contact Mead Family Funerals

To discuss our green funerals in Wroughton, Swindon and the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Karen and Jem are always happy to give advice, so call us on 01793 814602.

Customer Reviews

RK, Wroughton
‘It was the best decision we ever made to choose our local funeral directors, Jem and Karen. From the moment I met them the whole burden was lifted from me and they took care of everything for the whole ten days before the funeral. There were endless consultations and they paid such incredible attention to detail. I couldn’t imagine how anyone could have done it better. On the day itself they ensured the funeral was absolutely perfect. And their advice about ashes and all the follow up was perfect too. I couldn’t recommend them enough.’
SC, Wroughton
‘Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks for everything you have both done for our family. You both made such a heartbreaking time for us a bit easier to bear with your caring respectful way. We are forever grateful.’
DR, Stratton
‘Can’t thank you enough for making what could have been a traumatic day easier for me and my family. I will never forget the kindness shown to me.’
LS, Swindon
‘We all wanted to thank you for the way you handled Dad’s funeral, it was like he was one of your own family. You both made a difficult situation much easier to bear. Thank you both so much.’
GM, Wroughton
‘Thank you so very much for all your help and kindness throughout such a difficult time.’
WD, Wootton Bassett
‘You did Dad proud, thank you for all you have done in going that extra mile. For all your kindness too.’
EB, Old Town, Swindon
‘On behalf of myself and the family, we would like to say a very sincere thank you for making the funeral a special and memorable day for us all. Your help and support leading up to and including the service was outstanding. The dignity and respect you showed was very much appreciated.’
KB, Isle of Wight
‘A massive thank you for all your help with looking after Dad and us all. You did us proud and I know Dad would have been too, everything was perfect.’
KT, Wootton Bassett
‘Many thanks for everything you have done/organised and sorted for us. All said what a great service you provided. Only one shot…you nailed it!’
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