An Inverness funeral firm begins offering wool coffins

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A Scottish funeral director has embraced eco-friendly burials - by offering woollen coffins as an alternative to the traditional casket.

Inverness-based John Fraser & Son have claimed there is a growing demand for the environmentally-friendly caskets, which can support a person weighing up to 42 stone.

Available in white or brown, the coffins feature a personalised name plate, and a biodegradable waterproof base.

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Posted July 16, 2013 at 6:45 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Emerson Champion wrote:

While I don’t know about Great Britain, many places in the United States require a casket to be placed in a concrete vault. That would defeat the purpose of a biodegradable casket, I would think.

July 16, 4:04 pm | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

Hmm…..let’s see:  42 stone x 14 lbs per stone = 588 lbs.  That would mean a pretty big casket, wouldn’t it?

July 16, 4:13 pm | [comment link]
3. Ad Orientem wrote:

Re #1
Sadly that’s correct. The funeral directors cartel have a very powerful lobby. It’s really hard to keep funeral expenses down in the US. Some of the regulation is so outrageous it’s simply scandalous.

July 16, 7:46 pm | [comment link]
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