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Growing interest for sustainability during memorial services

Saro was invited to the symposium De Groene Dood, to share insights from the LCA study we conducted regarding the environmental impact of different memorial services.

Growing interest for sustainability during memorial services

People are increasingly striving to live sustainably. During your active life, there are a lot of things you can do to reduce your impact. But how about at the end of the ride; can one also pass away sustainably? Interest in natural burials, biodegradable coffins, and eco-friendly funeral rituals is rapidly growing.

Two weeks ago, Saro Campisano was invited to the symposium De Groene Dood, to share insights from the LCA study we conducted regarding the environmental impact of different memorial services. At this symposium, leading international scientists and dedicated funeral professionals shared a wealth of knowledge and a critical perspective. What appeals to people about resomation, natural burials, and human composting? How can we consider these disposals from a spiritual, as well as an ethical and practical, perspective?

Saro: "It was an honor to share the results of our LCA study at this symposium. It's understandable that sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the context of funerals. A funeral is a dignified occasion that should reflect personal values and principles. If sustainability forms part of these values, it is fitting that this consideration extends beyond life."

The symposium was organised by Funeraire Academie,  Rijksuniversiteit Groningen,  Uitvaartstichting Hilversum and Museum Tot Zover.

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