Green funeral printing

Green funerals are becoming more and more popular as people opt for natural burials and eco friendly coffins. Printed funeral stationery may not be considered an option for a green funeral due to the perceived impact on the environment of paper and printing. This doesn’t have to be the case however. The paper industry has made huge strides in recent times to offset the impact on the environment of the paper manufacturing process.

All of the paper that we use at Omada Funeral Stationery is renewable and recyclable and therefore inherently sustainable, and all of our stock is recycled, FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody certified.
Carbon Balancing however goes further than just the integrity of the fibre in the paper, and looks at energy consumption and carbon emissions related to manufacture and transport of the paper. Omada Funeral Stationery work in tandem with paper manufacturers and the World Land Trust to balance the carbon impact of our printed products.

  • FSC paper
  • Recycled paper
  • Carbon balanced paper


What is carbon balanced paper?

Put simply, Carbon Balancing is where the carbon impacts of that product or service have been estimated and an equivalent amount of carbon is either prevented from being released into or is absorbed from the atmosphere. Carbon Balancing is facilitated by the World Land Trust (WLT), an ecological charity which ensures our customers and their clients have trust in the credibility and integrity of how carbon impacts are balanced (offset). To derive the carbon impacts of our products a product calculator is used, developed with the respected leading carbon consultant, Edinburgh Centre of Carbon Management (ECCM). This provides customers with the integrity and confidence of 3rd party verification of the methodology and consistency in the boundaries of how the carbon impacts have been estimated. The impacts of Carbon Balanced Paper are estimated from cradle to printer’s gate.

Who is the World Land Trust?

The World Land Trust is an international conservation charity (Reg. No. 1001291) based in Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. The website is www.worldlandtrust.org Since its foundation in 1989 as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, the World Land Trust has been working to preserve the world’s most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protect over 500,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife in Asia, Central and South America and the UK.


If you would like to know more about our recycled materials or carbon balancing, please call us on 0121 525 4793.

Omada Funeral Stationery are a supplier member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors.


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