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THE ‘FOREST ROAD’ IN THE ROQUES BLANQUES CEMETERY RECEIVES A NEW DISTINCTION TO ITS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: THE EMAS 2018 AWARD FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR

NEWS 22/10/2018

The ‘Forest Road’, located in the Metropolitan Cemetery of Roques Blanques, in El Papiol (Barcelona), managed by the company Àltima Serveis Funeraris Integrats and which is also designed by Batlleiroig, is the largest natural space in Spain where to bury ashes in a controlled and respectful way with the environment. This project has also recently been recognized with the Catalunya Construction Award 2018 for Innovation in Construction. 

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Image of the Butterflies Garden, in the ‘Forest Road’ of the Roques Blanques Cemetery

The ‘Forest Road’ is a group of burials that allows to bury biodegradable urns of natural wood with the ashes of the deceased, which helps to respect the environment. This initiative has redefined the traditional model of burials by applying criteria respectful with the environment, using innovative constructive solutions and guaranteeing a sustainable and integrated action within the Collserola Natural Park.

Moreover, it has a Butterflies Garden that promotes an optimal habitat for the development of biodiversity.

For all these reasons, the EMAS Club has decided to reward this initiative with the EMAS 2018 Award for “Improvement of Environmental Behavior”. The EMAS Catalunya Awards are promoted by the EMAS Club, a private non-profit association whose main objective is to achieve environmental improvement through its participation in the community environmental management and auditing system (EMAS).

You can read the complete news published by ‘La Vanguardia’ (Spanish) by clicking on the image.

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