How To Go Green With Your Coffin

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How To Go Green With Your Coffin
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While deeply religious people have great expectations of the quality of coffin used during a burial or cremation, many people have the view that the coffin is going to be buried below ground very soon or cremated during the religious or humanitarian service.

For all these people involved, you can consider whether it makes sense, in the modern age, to use the most expensive wood and cutting down a tree just to provide for a few minutes on show.

Many people believe that we need to look after the planet for our future generations and the making and disposal of coffins should be as carbon natural as possible for the environment.

How to offset your carbon footprint

You’ve probably heard about offsetting your carbon footprint when you fly across the world or drive your car excessively down the U.K.’s route of motorways.

Nowadays, you can consider ways to offset your carbon footprint when you order a coffin for yourself, when you purchase a prepaid funeral plan for your own use, for a friend or a family member.

Some companies will offer to plant a tree in a memorial woodland for each coffin that is constructed, offsetting the CO2 as a coffin is burnt, by growing a tree

  • You can select a cardboard coffin made from 100% recyclable paper
  • you can choose a coffin made from a carefully selected sustainable forest

You can calculate your own funeral carbon footprint with this useful tool  and online calculator.

You can construct an entirely green related funeral if you are an environmentally friendly person. If you pass on these instructions as part of your prepaid funeral plan, you will ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you would have wanted.


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