Passages International Now Offers Biodegradable Body Bags

Passages International July 21, 2020

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Passages International Now Offers Biodegradable Body Bags

Albuquerque, NMPassages International is extending its line of green environmentally-friendly products with new biodegradable body bags.

Passages now offers two body bags, one with a zipper and handles and one with a double-sided tape closure. Both biodegradable bags are more environmentally-friendly than traditional body bags and are suitable for cremation.

Our biodegradable body bag with handles is made with a biodegradable PEVA (polyethylene vinyl acetate) material. The material is PVC-free, non-chlorinated, odorless, and contains antimicrobial properties. This body bag has been weight tested to 440 pounds and is suitable for removals.

Passages’ second biodegradable body bag is designed for more traumatic deaths. It’s made of PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate) and features a double-sided tape closure. This bag is designed to be used in conjunction with a shroud or a wicker (non-sealed) casket for burial or cremation.

Both bags perfectly complement Passages’ green product offerings, including our newly released Bamboo Cremation Container and Four-Point Bamboo Casket. As with all our products, we ensure the highest quality with our body bags.

“Just as in every other aspect of our economy, consumers expect greener alternatives, our new body bags allow funeral homes to accomplish the same results, but with a smaller environmental impact,” said Passages President Darren Crouch.

A biodegradable body bag option has long been needed in the death care profession. Year after year, families have said they wanted greener, more environmentally-friendly end-of-life options. 54% of families in 2019 said they were interested in greener funeral options, according to the 2019 NFDA Consumer Awareness and Preferences Study. Passages is working with funeral homes throughout the country to update their offerings to reflect the preferences of today’s families.

Passages International, Inc. has led the green sector of the funeral industry for 20 years, with the largest selection of innovative, environmentally friendly urns, caskets, and memorial products. For more information on green funerals and their benefits visit For more information on Passages products or Fair Trade visit