Environmentally friendly funerals and eco-friendly coffins from sustainable materials
At Fred Hamer Funeral Services, we offer a range of coffins and caskets that are more eco-friendly than their traditional counterparts – allowing a funeral to do its own small part for the environment around us.
If your loved one appreciated their natural surroundings, this allows their attitude to be honoured after they’ve passed.
All the dignity of a traditional funeral, combined with practical respect for the environment – choose one of three unique solutions from Hamers. All three casket options are fully biodegradable and reduce our reliance on solid timber, safeguarding the future of forests and woodlands worldwide.
The Willow Coffin
Made by hand in the UK, this is a natural willow coffin – and an exceptionally beautiful example of the environmentally-friendly coffins now available.
This traditional craft consumes no energy in its manufacture, requiring only the skill of the basket-maker. The sturdy willow coffin also consumes less energy for cremation and, for burial, the coffins are completely biodegradable – and decompose at a faster rate than traditional hardwood coffins.
The Bamboo Coffin
The Bamboo Coffin completes the environmentally-friendly range of coffins we offer. It is crafted using traditional weaving and carpentry skills – and is totally biodegradable.
The bamboo utilised is grown specifically for manufacturing purposes, and is ‘panda friendly’ in that the species of bamboo is not eaten by pandas. It is cultivated on plantations licensed by the Chinese government and then taken to a responsibly managed factory where the Bamboo Coffins are produced.
The Willow Coffin
The Wicker Coffin