Only coffins which are environmentally friendly being bio-degradable are acceptable for green burials. Many different types of coffins are available, willow, cardboard, bamboo and wood from sustainable resources, like solid pine. They can be painted or printed with a design or a simple shroud, is another green choice.
All Funeral Directors can supply suitable coffins.
The Old Carpenters Shop, Kinnersley, Hereford, HR3 6QB
Mitre Coffins are made from timbers that would otherwise be wasted, providing a bespoke alternative to other natural products. Each of these coffins are handmade, using traditional methods.
Handwoven willow coffins from Sophia in North Herefordshire.
Sophia offers the option to help weave the coffin and gives 5% of her profits to the Woodland Trust. Accredited with CCSA for cremation, recommended by the Good Funeral Guide and the Natural Death Centre, Sophia uses all sustainable materials.
Handmade in Mid -Wales
Pippa Scott & Rob
Tel: 01686 420423 www.willowcoffinswales.co.uk
Pippa has been a willow basket maker since 1987, is a member of the Basketmakers' Association, and has been making coffins since 2005. Rob is a lifelong woodworker who makes the coffin handles and name plates which he uses hazel, blackthorn and rowan foraged from the hedgerows and woods.
A Rustling Trees willow coffin ensures dignity and respect, not only for the deceased but also for the environment.
High quality, fully customisable, cardboard coffins
Strong, sturdy, lightweight coffins onto which we can print any design. Environmentally friendlier than alternatives, and delivered throughout the United Kingdom.
Tel: 01440 788 866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.greenfieldcoffins.co.uk/
in 1998, Ecoffins is a family owned business who is UK’s only World Fair Trade
Organisation accredited coffin manufacturer. Being also the longest supplier of
eco-friendly coffins in the UK they offer a large selection of coffins and
ashes caskets which are all 100% natural and biodegradable.
Tel: 01795 830688 Email email@example.com www.ecoffins.co.uk/ecoffins.aspx
Complete Shrouds can be purchased at an affordable cost directly from us. The off-white shroud has wrap around ties, comes with instructions and a board. The shroud can be placed on the wooden bier, so loved ones can be carried to the grave just like any normal coffin.
Shrouds do enhance the shape of a body which may be distressing for some to see, especially children. This can be easily disguised by a blanket, a flag or printed cloth which needs to be biodegradable if buried.
You may have a special cover that you would like to decorate or simply arrange some flowers, possibly from the loved one’s garden.