Bamboo Coffins

Differing from the typical wood coffins and metal coffins, there are many alternative coffins available in the coffin industry today. The bamboo coffin, a newly arisen coffin for the modern generation, not only exhibits simplicity but also does its part for the conservation of the environment.

The Main Material Used

Used in producing bamboo coffins, the material – bamboo is more environmentally friendly compared to those used in traditional coffins such as solid wood, metal and so on. After harvesting (cutting), it does not require replanting, as it will grow back to its original height in a rapid rate, for some species, the growth rate can even be one meter per day, which is the opposite of solid wood, which will only grow back decades after replanting. Bamboo also does not need any fertilizer to aid its growth, hence reducing damage to the environment.

You can be well assured that the bamboo plants utilized in the making of bamboo coffins is not the same species of the one pandas feed on. Hence, no threatened panda populations will be endangered due to the production of bamboo coffins. This bamboo species can produce a larger amount of oxygen compared to other plants of the same size to weight ratio. They also provide habitats for organisms such as insects and bird, as well as replenish fertility in soils that are depleted.

Bamboo is not less superior to other materials in terms of functionality. This material is pliable and strong, with a tensile strength better than steel.

How are they made?

After the harvest, the bamboo will be woven or assembled with bamboo slats to form a bamboo coffin, which is both biodegradable and beautiful looking. Most bamboo coffins are handmade or hand woven.

Bamboo coffins are not only available in standard sizes, but are made in various sizes to meet demands of tragic losses of all ages.

Go natural

Many customers purchase bamboo coffins for natural woodland burials, either following the wishes of the deceased or the intention of the family members. It is a very popular and modern idea, as the deceased can rest in a natural, beautiful place instead of a regimental cold cemetery.

Bamboo coffins are much cheaper compared to conventional coffins, as they are made from a more sustainable material and easier to make. They are also much lighter compared to those made of solid wood or metal, hence shipping is easier and less costly.

The price of eco-friendly bamboo coffins starts at about $200, and can vary depending on the size and design, but they are still one of the most economical coffins around and have the potential for a wider market.

Bamboo coffins are not only cheap and high in quality, but can help in the conservation of the environment, as it leaves lesser carbon footprints throughout the manufacturing process. They are suitable for natural burial, as well as being serve a cleaner and easier cremation process. Perhaps we can make the same decision when our eventual time come?