Medindia

X

Woollen Coffin To Save The Environment

by Tanya Thomas on  July 14, 2009 at 10:14 AM Environmental Health   - G J E 4
 Woollen Coffin To Save The Environment
A unique environmentally friendly coffin, developed by a Brit textile firm, has been made entirely out of wool.

The caskets, which cost 600 pounds and also have embroidered woollen nameplates, are made from pure new wool and supported on a recycled cardboard frame.
Advertisement

They are produced by textile firm Hainsworth at its mill in Leeds, and distributed by coffin maker JC Atkinson, of Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Advertisement
According to the makers, all the materials used are biodegradable and suitable for cremation and all types of burial.

"These are an entirely new concept and are like nothing else in the coffin market," the Sun quoted Julian Atkinson, managing director of JC Atkinson, as saying.

"The wool has a truly green lineage being British, natural, sustainable and biodegradable," he added.

Rachel Hainsworth, sales director of Hainsworth, added that the caskets were "aimed at the eco-conscious customer".

Source: ANI
TAN
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All