Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Eco Burials

Biodegradable coffins made from banana sheaves promise green burials.

For those of you who are trying to save the environment at all times and want your burial to be just as green as your life, Ecoffins USA has developed biodegradable caskets made from banana sheaves. The caskets take six to 24-months to biodegrade and the company developing the caskets has already sold $40,000 worth of banana-sheaf and bamboo coffins to funeral homes.

The company claims that biodegradable coffins are easier on the environment and doesn’t require the body to be embalmed, and it too like the coffin decomposes into the earth

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