Our Standard Package
A greener way to say goodbye.
What is a Standard Funeral?
As a society, we have never been more concerned about protecting the environment as we are today. For this reason, we have made it our mission to design a funeral package which is dedicated to earth preservation and carbon footprint reduction – something that your loved one may have held dear to them before they passed. This makes it a very heartfelt, personal and meaningful choice.
The price of our Standard Funeral service is £2,650.
How is a Standard Funeral achieved?
The main ways that we look to reduce our carbon footprint through this package is via vehicle usage. In order to reduce the need for unnecessary journeys and vehicle overuse, we do not have a cortege and instead meet you at the Crematorium on the day of the funeral.
Another way that we help to reduce our impact on the environment is through the use of cardboard coffins. Although this Package comes with a traditional coffin as standard, for just £100 you can upgrade this to a luxury cardboard coffin for an eco-friendlier approach. Here’s why…
A cardboard coffin may sound like a rather unconventional choice but the benefits come in abundance. Cardboard has a far lower carbon footprint and overall environmental impact, both in production and in use, than chipboard, wood, or metal. Some traditional coffins are made using toxins like formaldehyde and transported over long distances, while the metal and plastic fittings that can come at an extra cost are thrown away after cremation or buried when they could be recycled. Cardboard coffins are typically manufactured using recycled materials to ensure that waste and toxins are minimised end to end. Cardboard coffins also provide endless possibilities for adornment and personalisation.
Our Aspirations for the Future
As part of the Standard Package, and our commitments overall to be as sustainable as we possibly can, we are also underway with exploring the option for Electric fleets for our funeral processions. Typically, a hearse produces 207g/km of carbon dioxide emissions but with an electric or hybrid option, the carbon emissions could be halved to around 108 grams per km (g/km).
Furthermore, electric or hybrid hearses also have features such as a regenerative braking system that charges the battery by capturing up to 90% of the energy normally lost when braking – making it a sensible choice for protecting the planet.
Our Standard Package Includes:
When planning a funeral, it’s easier to talk things through. Whilst there’s a lot of information on our website, our team are here to help you better understand the options available to you, and we are dedicated to helping you every step of the way.
Planning a Standard Funeral
The cost of our Standard Package is £2,650. Although this is a ‘package’, we encourage as much freedom, creativity and participation as possible to plan a memorable celebration of a loved one’s life. As technologies evolve and new sustainable options become available, we endeavour to continually innovate and expand our offerings to you through our solution. You may also wish to check out our Wicker Package, which also includes eco-friendly features.
For more information, and to discuss your specific needs please give us a call.