Want to reduce your carbon footprint forever? New Zealand artist Greg Holdsworth has just the product for you: the "green" coffin. Made of biodegradable non-toxic materials, Holdsworth's coffins are environmentally safe alternatives to traditional caskets which are sometimes made of rare, expensive wood, or even PVC plastic. He's called the...
T. Rees Shapiro
May 21, 2010; 10:46 AM ET |
Categories: Funerals , Science | Tags: carbon footprint, coffin, eco-friendly, environment, environmentalist, funeral, green
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"I hadn't planned to wash the corpse. But sometimes you just get caught up in the moment." So begins a gripping and intimate account, in this weekend's Post magazine, of the Muslim way of preparing a relative's body for burial. "There is no embalming, no makeup, no Sunday finery for...
What kind of sendoff do you want, when the time comes? It's something I'd not thought about much until I started writing obituaries for the Post in January. Now I talk daily with people who have just said goodbye to someone they loved, and it's clear that there are as...