According to the Green Burial Council, Green Burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat.
Green burial means that the body is buried in a simple biodegradable container with no toxic chemical embalming (which often utilizes formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals). In addition, biodegradable containers are used for burial, and concrete vaults are prohibited.
Bissler & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory is among a select group of funeral homes approved by the Green Burial Council, a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural resources. Bissler & Sons and it’s sister funeral homes, Billow’s located in Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, are the only funeral homes in Summit, Portage, or Medina County to receive this accreditation.
*Casket (or outer shroud) not included