The UK has led the modern green burial movement since the early 1990’s. Today green burial is widely available across England, Wales and Scotland. The Natural Death Centre is a great resource to understand the green burial movement.
The Natural Death Centre was founded in 1991 and is based in Twyford, Winchester, England. It is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights. They give support on family-organized and environmentally friendly funerals, and run the Association of Natural Burial Grounds.
The Association of Natural Burial Grounds (ANBG) by The Natural Death Centre in 1994. Its aims and objects have remained unchanged, the adoption of natural (green) burial disposition.
Like the GBC in the US, they require members to comply with a code of conduct that provides the public with the assurance of best practice at every one of their member sites. They also assist individuals in the process of establishing new natural burial grounds and provide guidance to existing burial ground operators wanting to provide natural burial services.