Greener Products/ Greener Process
The environment is important to all of us. At Lighthouse Crematory, we take Green Cremation to a higher level. From the environmentally friendly equipment we use, to the products we manufacture.
It is also important to us, that we support our local community by keeping prices as low as possible.
We have committed to buying as much product as possible from locally owned private businesses.
We manufacture many of our own products, as another way to lower the cost of our services.
“Pine Tree State Casket” is made of solid pine, milled from locally grown white pine. Some cal this the “Plain Pine Box”. In addition, we offer a “Green” version, that has no metal, for those that desire a lower carbon footprint. This casket can be used in a “Green Burial”.
Standard Cremation Tray’s are made here by “US” from from local Maine made lumber, and locally manufactured cardboard. With a rigid wooden bottom, this entry level box meets all Lighthouse Crematory and state minimum requirements.
Water JourneyUrns are produced using sustainable materials to create an attractive and environmentally-friendly alternative for families. Each urn is handcrafted by skilled artisans. When placed in water, the Water JourneyUrns are designed and engineered to float briefly before sinking. Once placed in water the urn will float briefly before sinking, then break down within three days. **Federal regulations must be followed when placing the urn in any body of water. (no closer than 3 nautical miles from shore).
When buried the urn will biodegrade in three months.
If using environmentally friendly products and process’ are important to you, please consider asking your funeral director to use Lighthouse Crematory.