October 23, 2008

If You Live in Japan, You Can be Buried in a Cardboard Coffin

index-2.jpg All aspects of life can be greened, including death. I have heard of plain pine boxes and even "weave your own" basket coffins, but the Japanese can be buried in a cardboard box. Made from Tri-Wall cardboard, 2,000 "ecoffins" were sold in 2007. According to Japan for Sustainability:
As compared to plywood coffins, "ecoffins" consume half the energy, requiring about 10 minutes for combustion. They also release less than one-third the amount of toxic gases, such as nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and CO2, because no chemical adhesives are used.
These eco cardboard coffins are lined with natural fabrics, and the company plants 10 trees for each coffin sold.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at October 23, 2008 1:25 AM

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