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Green Burial Council Standards/Eco-Rating System for Funeral Homes
Effective as of January 1, 2011
A Green Burial Council approved funeral home must define in its general price list and refer to in any published website its “green” offerings including the sanitation and temporary preservation of a decedent without the use of chemicals that are toxic or non biodegradable, including the option of a private visitation.
A provider must also refrain from making any claims in its general price list or on its website or in any waiver/disclosure that might dissuade a consumer from seeking a green funeral.
Each GBC approved funeral home will be given a rating based upon the following additional criteria that is met:
1 criterion met earns a “one leaf" rating
2-3 criteria met earns a “two leaf” rating
4-5 criteria met earns a “three leaf” rating