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 come in a variety of natural pastel shades. Eco-pod coffins are available, made from very strong papier-mache, in a variety of finishes or a simple shroud, hand-made from sheep’s wool is another green choice.
All Funeral Directors can supply suitable coffins, but the following are some local coffin makers which we and the local Funeral Directors recommend.
Nicola Luxton Mobile: 07592070905 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tegwyn Hughes Mobile: 07775571449 tegwynsmallwoodservices.com
The Grofty, Doldowlod, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6HD
Tel: 01597 860679
Willow coffins which are hand made to order in the heart of wales. Three different bespoke designs are available - traditional, round ended and square, in a variety of natural colours.
The Old Carpenters Shop, Kinnersley, Hereford, HR3 6QB
Tel: 01544 327540
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.