EcoffinsUSA: Biodegradable Caskets

Our guide on How to Green Your Funeral already offers a huge array of resources for those looking for more environmentally sustainable end-of-life options, from a conversation with Joe Sehee of the Green Burial Council to some very funky green casket suppliers. But even that guide is by no means exhaustive — our inboxes are constantly filling up with information about products and services for green burial or cremation. The latest company to come to our attention is EcoffinsUSA, makers of biodegradable coffins crafted from bamboo, willow, banana and other materials in fair trade certified factories in South China and Indonesia. And for those worried about the impact of transporting these coffins internationally, it seems the company has also spent some time thinking through lower impact transport options:" Our Company's commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint dictates our desire to deliver larger quantities, shipped Russian Doll style, directly from our worldwide factories to the United States. From there, a funeral professional has easier access to our products, and would be able to pass along the costs savings to the family, providing an affordable, attractive environmentally friendly focal point to any ceremony."

::EcoffinsUSA::via press release::

Tags: Biodegradable | Carbon Emissions | Chemicals

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