Frequantly Asked Questions
Do funeral homes accept Greencasket’s caskets?
Yes, they accept the caskets manufactured by Greencaskets but you need to inform the funeral home that you have ordered or purchased caskets separately.
As a consumer, what are my rights?
You should ask, and demand only goods and services which you want. Laws and regulations require funeral homes to provide a detailed/itemized quote.
This allows you to shop and obtain the best possible service and price.
Why should I buy a casket from GreenCasket.ca?
There are a few exelent reasons to buy from us.
1. You can shop from the convinience of your computer.
2. No one to pressure you into a purchase.
3. Deal directly with a casket manufacturer and save.
4, No hidden costs.
If I use your casket. Will a funeral home charge any extra fees?
It is ILLIGAL for a funeral home to charge any extra fees if you want to use a casket purchased elsewhere.
Can I coordinate the delivery of casket to the funeral home of my choice?
Yes you can. After choosing, and making necesary arrangemnts with the funeral home, you should provide necessary delivery details.
Details such as: address, contact and required day of delivery will make sure that your casket arives on time. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD
Can I purchase a casket from you instead of funeral home?
Yes, It is clearely stated in the Federal consumer guide that the consumers have the right to provide their own casket.
The funeral home is required to accept the casket, and provide other funeral related services.
How can I place my orders?
You can order caskets online on our website.
What types of caskets do you offer?
We offer assembled as well as DIY caskets. Only Ontario residents can avail assembled caskets but people from other parts of North America can only order DIY caskets.
How long does it take to ship the caskets?
Well, it normally takes 2 -5 days. International shipping may take more time. One can also request expedited shipping.
Do you have sales Guarantee?
Yes, we provide sales guarantee but only for the caskets that get damaged during shipping
Can I order caskets for future need?
Yes, you can do so but in that case you would have to store the casket at your residence or a storage unit of your choice.
Is it true that a body can be preserved indefinitely by embalming it?
No, it is not at all true and embalming only serves cosmetic purposes after the death.
Does embalming provide protection against disease?
No, it does not protect the dead body. In fact the dead body is resistant to contagious diseases.
Is it true that embalming is not environmental friendly?
Formaldehyde used in place of the body fluids tends to seep out of the dead body after a certain period of time and pollutes the soil.
Can the body be preserved in a sealed casket?
No there is no such evidence where the body remained intact in a sealed casket.
Can you explain Green Burial?
Green burial is the environment friendly process of putting a body inside a casket and burying it without embalming it with toxic materials. Green burial is all about using lesser energy and protecting the environment from the toxic materials that eventually cause huge harm to the environment. Conservation burial is an advanced state of green burial wherein the burial ground is maintained in its natural ecological state.
Can CO2 footprint be reduced by resorting to green burial?
Yes, CO2 footprint can be reduced with green burial. Conventional burial releases a lot of CO2 that is harmful for the environment but green burial results in negative carbon footprint.
Do I require a vault even if I opt for a green burial?
No, you do not require a vault as the casket slowly decays and also the remains of the body get mixed in the soil.
Is it a costly affair?
No, green burial is not only known for its environment friendly feature but also for being less taxing on the pockets.
What about international shipping?
We even provide international shipping of caskets.