Ecopod; an ecological coffin

by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-11-08 02:40:10 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: In the western world people are usually cremated or buried in a chipwood or more luxurious wood coffin. Making the coffin out of paper or recycled cellulose reduces the carbon footprint with about 15% and the time, and thus energy, used for cremation can

Blue coffin

The Ecopod is a beautiful design of coffin that brings together artisan skills with style, elegance and a respect for the environment.
Made by hand from recycled newspapers and finished with paper made from 100% mulberry pulp, the Ecopod is available in a range of colours with and without screen printed motifs, plain white, or gold.

The Ecopod is suitable for cremation, or burial in woodland sites or traditional cemeteries, and biodegrades naturally over time when placed in the ground. Strong and light the Ecopod weighs approximately 18 kilos. It comes in two sizes for upto 115kg.

Each Ecopod is supplied with a calico mattress, straps and carrying handles. As an optional extra, the walls of the interior can also be lined with feathers in a choice of colours, including white, red, cream or pale blue.

Designer: Hazel Selina
Manufacturer: Ecopod UK
Category: Coffins, low carbonfood print


Gold ecopod with feathers
Blue coffin
Handles of ecopod
Gold ecopod with feathers
by ecopod

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