Eco Friendly Funerals 2021-05-18T02:15:20+00:00

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.


Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.


Eco Friendly or Green Funerals

Eco funerals are perfect for those concerned about the environmental footprint they leave behind. At Hetherington Funerals in Perth, we can arrange several types of natural funeral services to minimise the environmental impact of one’s passing.

What is a green funeral?

It’s important to note that there are several types of eco-friendly funerals and burials, and that you or your loved one aren’t limited in any way when it comes to saying farewell. While in the strictest sense, environmentally responsible funerals use all-natural products and the most minimal amount of materials for the final disposal of the body, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a more traditional ceremony when you opt for natural funeral services.

Fall forest landscape. Fallen fall leaves covering the ground and forest fall trees under soft sunlight, colorful sunny fall forest nature.
Bio Degradable Eco Friendly Scattering Tube Urn

Eco friendly burial options

Most eco burials use natural timber (including willow, bamboo and wicker) or a cardboard coffin, which is untreated and free of any unnatural substances, like plastic lining, which won’t break down over time. Another popular option is to be buried in a shroud to further minimise the environmental impact of one’s passing. Eco friendly burial options generally also use minimal machinery.

Natural Burial Site

If you choose an eco-burial, you’ll also need to select a natural burial site. These sites differ according to the landscape, with most looking just like bushland or a natural park, free of tombstones and statues. Burial sites are unmarked and families visiting the burial sites of their loved ones generally need to use a map.

When you choose the caring team at Hetherington Funerals to provide natural funeral services in Perth for you or a loved one, your options include Natural Earth Burials at Fremantle Cemetery, a tranquil final resting place.

Biodegradable Urns

Cremations aren’t the most green funeral option available, however, the environmental impact can be minimised by opting for a biodegradable urn, with options that include paper, fibre and seed urns. It’s also possible to ‘scatter’ ashes’ in Australia, however, depending on the intended location, permission may be required.

Water Cremation

An increasingly popular eco-friendly option, water cremation involves a chemical process called ‘alkaline hydrolysis’. The body is inserted into a stainless-steel capsule and filled with water to replicate the natural decomposition process. There is zero pollution with this environmentally-sound funeral option.

Contact us to find out more about natural funeral options

Along with green funerals in Perth, we can also assist you with a range of complementary services, which include chapel and church services, and assistance with all paperwork, permits and certificates. Contact Hetherington Funerals for further information on our eco-friendly burial services on (08) 9459 2846 or send an email to info@hetheringtonfunerals.com.au.

Assisting You With Complimentary Services

Naturally, there are many other aspects that need to be considered when organising a funeral for your loved one. At Hetherington Funerals, we can assist you in organising all or some of the following complimentary services according to your wishes.

  • Paperwork, Permits & Certificates
  • Selecting a Coffin or Casket
  • Funeral & Death Notices
  • Monument Works at the Cemetery
  • Embalming or Body Preparation
  • Viewings
  • Chapel or Church Services
  • Catering
  • Clergy or Celebrant
  • DVD Slideshow
  • Music
  • Professional Video
  • Mourning Coach