Green Burial Council Certifies Artisan Vista Product Line

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Green Burial Council Certifies Artisan Vista Product Line

RICHMOND, Indiana – Starmark, a leading provider of innovative funeral products, is proud to announce that its Artisan Vista cremation container product line has been certified by the Green Burial Council. Starmark joins a number of other funeral and cemetery professionals who share a commitment to creating more sustainable after-death options for families, their communities, and the planet.

“It is encouraging when those in the funeral profession step up and take initiative regarding environmental issues,” commented Gretchen Spletzer, Administrative Coordinator at the Green Burial Council. “I commend Starmark Funeral Products for creating sustainable funeral products for families like theVista corrugated container.”

The Green Burial Council (www.greenburialcouncil.org) is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization working to encourage sustainability in the funeral service profession. The council offers certification programs for burial grounds, funeral homes, and funeral products. Certification is awarded to funeral providers that demonstrate compliance with the established Green Burial Councilstandards, designed to create sustainable practices in the funeral industry and to preserve and steward land through burial.

“We are proud and humbled to have received the Green Burial Council certification for our Artisan Vista Series,” commented Justin Davis, Starmark’s Director of Marketing and R&D. “We recognize that some of our products originally designed for cremation are also chosen for burial and are suitable in green burial situations. We plan to introduce other Starmark products in the near future that will further reduce our impact on the environment.”

The Artisan Vista series, introduced in late 2020, provides funeral homes and their families with container choices that are very affordable and generate an increase in body present events. These containers offer high eye appeal, are environmentally responsible, and are strong, yet lightweight. For funeral professionals, these products bring about new services above “no viewing” funerals such as private family services, simple farewells, as well as identification verifications.

Starmark’s Artisan Vista series provides funeral homes and their families with container choices that are affordable, offer high eye appeal, available in nine designs and now have been certified by the Green Burial Council.

The Artisan Vista series offers:

  • Themed prints – Patriot, Seashore, Mountain, Meadow, Fairway, Driftwood, Beechwood, Golden Oak & Rustic
  • ELDERLITE® Corrugated Fiberboard Construction
  • Inside dimensions of 25” wide by 78” long
  • Leak-resistant liner
  • No metal so it both decomposes and cremates efficiently
  • Ships pre-assembled – no assembly required

Starmark’s Artisan Series Cremation Containers are currently available through nationwide Starmark Distributors or may be ordered directly from the Starmark factory. To learn more about Starmark and the new Artisan Series Cremation Container Line, please visit www.starmarkcp.com or contact Starmark at 888-366-7335.

About Starmark Cremation Products: Starmark Cremation and Funeral Products began in 2004 and today leads in all of its market segments occupying more than 220,000 square feet of space in its Richmond, Indiana and Lakeland, Florida locations combined. Starmark manufactures products such as premium wood and metal ceremonial rental caskets, corrugated fiberboard inserts, Artisan alternative cremation containers, and urns (Starmark is the largest maker of cremation urns in North America). Starmark Cremation Products are sold directly to Funeral Homes and Crematories nationwide and through authorized casket distribution companies continent-wide.

About The Green Burial Council: The Green Burial Council was established to encourage green burial initiatives by creating standards and education around the subject. Today the non-profit is composed of two groups. One section focuses on the certification guidelines and overseeing the third-party evaluators. The second part of the organization creates green educational and outreach opportunities.