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Green and eco friendly burials

Hintongate.jpg (12059 bytes)An increasing number of people are seeking to have more control over their own funerals to ensure the ceremony reflects their own personality and beliefs.

Traditional funerals survive also because most people do not wish to contemplate their own demise and don’t plan in advance. But leaving clear instructions and getting the ending right can add meaning and give extra comfort to those who mourn. 

The Woodland burial is one option, proving increasingly popular in the UK.

It is important to note that people wanting a woodland burial have to have an alternative biodegradable coffin.

Biodegradable coffins have become more popular in recent years, for a variety of reasons. For many there is an increasing concern for the environment, while others choose this option because they feel it reflects more closely the life of the person who has died.

For more information see the details provided by eco-coffins below and also information on green burials from Co-operative Funeralcare and our article on Woodland Burials

horizontalline.jpg (2298 bytes) supplies ecologically friendly coffins for green burials. are the only UK based manufacturer selling solid wooden eco-coffins to the public; the "Woodland" coffin is delivered in flat-pack form to any UK mainland address (outside costs a little more) for 139 all-inclusive. Both the traditional shape coffin and a non-religious rectangular shape are available.


They are beautifully crafted from solid pine wood, which is sourced from sustainable forests, all of which are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. No plastic or metal whatsoever is used in the manufacturing process; no stains, varnishes, oils, or animal products of any kind are used, and use is made of only biodegradable, non-toxic glue. Functional rope handles are supplied.

The coffins and caskets are delivered in a securely wrapped box, designed to withstand dampness and rough handling, which is easy to transport and easy to store. Both coffins and caskets can be easily assembled with a Philips screwdriver.

To find out more and for ordering information please visit products are recommended by the Natural Death Centre.


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