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Is your backyard overrun with bulky, non-biodegradable pet coffins? CoffinPet, a French design concept, is a kid- and garden-friendly alternative.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:24 AM
This post may be a bit on the morbid side, but if there was ever a time to blog about biodegradable pet coffins
from France, October is the month to do it.
Growing up, the veggie garden in my backyard doubled as a crowded pet cemetery for numerous gerbils and, eventually, a beloved goldfish named Georgie Girl that lived to the ripe old age of 8. The interment process was quick, easy, and unceremonious: the dead pet would be wrapped in a Kleenex shroud, a hole would be dug, and into the ground they went. Usually an arrangement of small rocks marked the spot.
For folks looking to give small pets — particularly birds, fish and rodents — a grand, design-y send-off, a new design concept from French designer Eric Denis
called CoffinPet. Sporting cheeky, animal-shaped packaging, the “coffin” itself is PLA-based, entirely biodegradable, and much more space efficient than a shoebox. It’s been designed with both backyard gardeners and kids having trouble grasping the concept of pet burials in mind. And since it's October, I should point out that use of a CoffinPet should not be followed by a viewing of Pet Sematary
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