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Posted By Tylene Levesque On March 14, 2007 @ 6:25 am In Design,Green Furniture | 17 Comments

Eco Coffins, LifeArt Personalized Eco Coffins, custom designed cardboard eco coffins [1]

With limited burial space available, Hong Kong officials have begun heavily promoting eco-coffins [2] made of corrugated cardboard. Available in Japan and across Europe, eco-coffins save time and energy, and considerably reducing toxic gas emissions during the cremation process. As Carrie Yau, Hong Kong’s Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare & Food stated, “The eco-coffin coincides with the Asian philosophy of integration between man and nature. We will further study the material and design of the coffin and promote the application of the eco-coffin in Hong Kong to bring out the concept of paying tribute to the deceased through protecting the environment.”

Australian maker LifeArt [3] offers a range of designs including the option to personalize and even customize your own design. Eco Coffins [2] Ltd of Cambridge, England, offer a number of beautiful designs—all of which are 100% biodegradable and made from 90% recycled materials.

+ Eco Coffins [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/14/eco-coffins-big-in-hong-kong/

[2] eco-coffins: http://www.ecocoffins.com/

[3] LifeArt: http://www.lifeart.com.au/

[4] + Eco Coffins: http://www.ecocoffins.com

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