Biodegradable Coffins

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.

Bespoke Willow Coffins

Nicola Luxton   Mobile: 07592070905

Tegwyn Hughes   Mobile: 07775571449

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.

Greenfield Coffins  

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

Mitre Coffins

Peter Bishop  

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.