Green burial plots to be added to cemeter y

The demand for green burial in Langley continues to grow.

At a meeting on Dec. 16, the City Council approved the addition of eight more burial plots to Langley Woodmen Cemetery.

Debbie Mahler, the city’s clerk and treasurer, said they are currently the most popular option, and the addition will help meet the immediate demand.

The green burial plots do cost more and take up more space, but do not require the purchase of a casket.

Green burial is an eco-friendly alternative to a typical burial.

Cloth shrouds or caskets made of biodegradable materials are used. Bodies are not embalmed unless done so with approved nontoxic chemicals.

There are nearly 100 green burial plots at Langley Woodmen Cemetery but all of them had recently been sold.

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