Friday, July 3, 2009

Caskets Made of Bananas

Casket makers are now catering to natural burials with coffins made of banana sheaves. They take six months to two years to biodegrade. Ecoffins USA says, Banana caskets are made from all natural (organic) plant material which naturally biodegrades. Since we add nothing during our manufacturing process, an Ecoffin will biodegrade naturally along with the body it holds.
And here is more good news: Lightweight in construction, an empty coffin/ casket weighs less than 80lbs, making final transportation somewhat easier on pallbearers.