Natural Burial or Green Burial is an environmentally friendly end of life option available in select cemeteries in Michigan, throughout the United States, and all over the world. In a natural burial the goal is to emphasize care for the dead with minimal environmental impact by using 100% biodegradable products. Typically there is no embalming of the body and the funeral service may look less than traditional. For several years now, Milan Vault has looked toward sustainability in the burial industry. In an effort to answer the questions of “what’s next” and “what are my options”, in 2010 we began to carry Natural Burial products. We have chosen to partner with Passages International to stock woven caskets, burial shrouds, and shroud carriers. The Passages Willow Casket and Seagrass Casket are simple yet elegant options when looking to natural burial. The Willow Carrier provides a dignified viewing of a dressed or shrouded body as well as supporting the body to its final resting place. Passages has taken special care to ensure sustainability through offering fair pay, workforce diversity, and respect to those individuals who craft these coffins and carriers. Passages International helps us to provide affordable environmentally-friendly options for families looking beyond traditional burial or cremation.