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Green Burials & Coffin Alternatives

Traditional wood coffins are still the most popular type of coffin, however there is increasing interest in greener options for burial and cremation. Coffins made of recyclable and eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, wool, wicker, cardboard or willow are becoming more popular, and there are lots of options and finishes available.

Choosing a coffin can be distressing, but with the help of sensitive funeral teams there are lots of options available to honour the wishes of the departed. You can choose a coffin, casket or shroud that is individual, and reflects a person’s beliefs, interests and/or personality.

Gornal Wood cemetery has a “Woodland burial” area and welcomes alternative coffins for either burial or cremation, as do many others.

Further, detailed information is available through the Natural Death Centre. They are more than happy to answer any queries in relation to green burials and death.

  • The Natural Death Centre
    6 Blackstock Mews
    Blackstock Road
    London
    N4 2BT


    Telephone: 0207 359 8391
    Website: www.naturaldeath.org.uk