Funeral business goes greener

A family-run south Norfolk funeral business is going greener by becoming the first in the county to join a new environmentally-aware association. Rosedale Funeral Home, which has branches in Diss, Wymondham, Attleborough, Bungay and Halesworth, has been accepted as a founder member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors, which has been set up to promote environmentally-friendly funerals.

A family-run south Norfolk funeral business is going greener by becoming the first in the county to join a new environmentally-aware association.

Rosedale Funeral Home, which has branches in Diss, Wymondham, Attleborough, Bungay and Halesworth, has been accepted as a founder member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors, which has been set up to promote environmentally-friendly funerals.

It comes after the funeral directors launched a scheme last year offering eco-friendly coffins, including ones made from wild pineapple leaves, woven willow and bamboo.

Staff have also worked with pupils at Wymondham High School to develop a range of environmentally-friendly ashes urns.


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Director Anne Beckett-Allen said: 'Since Rosedale was set up five years ago we have been committed to offering families environmentally-friendly funeral options, so belonging to an association of like-minded professionals is a natural progression for us.'

'Increasingly people are thinking about their green footprint and it's important that we're able to offer greener funeral options.'

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