Green Burial Services




A green burial often called a natural burial, is a simple, eco-friendly way of burying your loved one. With a green burial, expensive caskets are replaced with biodegradable structures, and the body is not preserved. Once the body is interred, the burial site is allowed to return to its natural state. The body decomposes naturally and becomes part of the earth.


As more people become environmentally conscious and begin to understand the benefits of natural burials, the choice has become more popular. It is also a popular way to memorialize loved ones who were passionate about the environment. However, it can be hard to figure out where to start when a loved one dies. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home specializes in arranging eco-friendly, cost-effective green burials in Middletown, NJ. Call us to speak to a representative who can give you more details about the options we provide.



What Are My Options for a Natural Burial?

As natural burials become more common, the customization options available expand as well. All of these options are environmentally friendly and allow the departed to become part of their natural burial environment. In terms of casket replacement options, people who opt for green burials for a loved one often consider:

  • Wooden caskets
  • Burial shrouds
  • Sturdy cardboard containers
  • Tree pods
  • Biodegradable or dissolvable urns


Whether you have a particular green burial in mind or you are still exploring your options, call us to find out how we can help you make arrangements. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home also provides more traditional services.



Why Choose a Green Burial?

Most people who choose green burials for the departed do so because:

  • They are more cost-effective than traditional burials and funerals
  • They benefit the environment
  • They honor their loved ones in a special way
  • They forego the need for artificial chemicals
  • They are simple



How Is a Green Burial Better for the Environment?

Green burials help preserve the natural environment. Typical burials involve putting pounds of concrete, steel, hardwood, copper, and other non-biodegradable materials into the earth. Additionally, when embalmed bodies are lowered into the earth, they take with them chemicals like formaldehyde, as well as toxic chemicals used on caskets. These chemicals damage the earth around them. Green burials, on the other hand, involve natural materials that degrade over time and contribute to the earth’s nourishment while keeping it in its natural state. The cremation industry involves the use and emission of tons of fuel and gases, and natural burials eliminate this process.



Where Can I Have a Green Burial in Middletown, NJ?

To decide where to go to have a green burial, work with a cemetery or funeral home that is certified by the Green Burial Council. The Green Burial Council can provide you with a list of cemeteries close to you that accommodate natural burials. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home is one of 10 funeral homes in New Jersey certified by the Green Burial Council.



Contact John F. Pfleger Funeral Home for Green Burial

Take a look at our service pricing to compare green burials with traditional ones. If you are considering this option for your loved one, we know you might have questions. Call us today to speak with a representative who can address your concerns and help you get started arranging a green burial.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc.
Phone: (732) 671-1326
115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, NJ 07748
Evan F. Pfleger, Manager - NJ Lic. No. 4714

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