Biodegradable coffins

Natural Endings are able to provide a biodegradable coffin that has a low environmental impact, as part of a funeral being arranged with ourselves, or for you to purchase directly.

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For a coffin to be entirely biodegradable, they must not contain any screws or fittings that are not natural. The coffins we provide are very strong and tested to carry up to 150kg / 23 stone. The handles are woven into the structure and are stronger than handles on a traditional coffin.

We can provide many options when it comes to choosing a coffin, from traditional wooden caskets to coffins crafted from willow / wicker, bamboo, banana leaf, cane, cardboard, pandanus, seagrass, or wool.

Most of our coffins are certified by the FFMA (Funeral Furnishing Manufacturer’s Association) or the CCSA (Coffin, Casket and Shroud Association).

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Sustainable wood coffins

Banana leaf coffins

Biodegradable and sustainable, our banana leaf eco-friendly coffins are available in traditional or round ended shapes. All are certified for quality by the FFMA and/or the CCSA.

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Bamboo coffins

Our Bamboo coffins are 100% biodegradable, beautifully made, using traditional skills for a more decorative choice for an eco-funeral (green funeral).

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Cane Coffins

Our Cane coffins are a lovely natural light buff colour and come in traditional or round ended shapes. They are certified by the Funeral Furnishing Manufacturer’s Association (FFMA) for quality, strength and suitability for purpose.

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Cardboard Coffins

The simplest choice for an eco-friendly funeral is a cardboard coffin. They can be plain for painting or decorating (we are more than happy to do this for you) or pre-decorated. It is also possible to provide a drape to cover the coffin if you feel that it looks too unorthodox.

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Decorative coffins

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Designs for a decorative coffin made from cardboard or wood include nature scenes, animals, sports, flags, hobbies and other interests. You can also have your own photographs made into a design. Please enquire.

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Pandanus leaf coffins

Pandanus leaves are woven alongside rattan when making these bio-degradable eco-coffins. Pandanus (wild pineapple) is an alternative to seagrass, when woven it is almost indistinguishable from seagrass.

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Seagrass coffins

Woven Seagrass coffins are an attractive light colour and can have additional rings for flowers. Certified by The Funeral Furnishing Manufacturer’s Association for quality, strength and fitness for purpose.

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Traditional wood coffins

The beautiful wooden coffins that we provide are made-to-order within a week and are delivered direct from the master coffin-makers to our premises in Todmorden or South Manchester. 

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Willow coffins

Our willow coffins (also known as wicker coffins) come in a variety of natural golden colours, and can have a band of brighter colour. Because they are woven it is easy to attach flowers to a willow coffin.

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Wool coffins

We provide beautiful Yorkshire Wool Coffins. They are natural, sustainable and biodegradable and have an attractive and soft feel. The interior of the coffin is lined with organic cotton and attractively edged with jute.

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