Green coffins and eco-friendly burial services have been popular with will-be-dead environmentalists (that’s YOU!) for a while now — but a new company has created a way to help you mark the end of your life even more greenly: Eco-friendly memorial service invitations.
That’s right — you can now get buried in an eco-coffin, and also encourage your memorial service guests to bury their invitations — embedded with wildflower seeds — to sprout new life in remembrance of you.
These green paper products from Remembrance Tree Papers
comes courtesy of eco-friendly paper company Twisted Limb Paperworks. Available are memorial service invitations, memorial bookmarks, guest registers and thank-you notes from 100 percent chlorine-free, post-consumer waste recycled papers and cardstock that’s manufactured at Twisted Limb’s carbon-neutral facilities. The vellum’s also made chlorine-free from 30 percent post consumer waste.
For those who prefer cremation: Try to stick around a bit longer. According to Treehugger
, Twisted Limb is working on “handmade paper urns embedded with tree seeds.” Or you could make your body useful even after death by turning your cremains into pencils
. Unfortunately, that idea from product designer Nanine Jarvis isn’t yet an easily available option for the average mortal.
Photo courtesy of Remembrance Tree Papers