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By: Laura Moss on Feb. 25, 2011, 10:35 a.m.
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Biodegradable coffins

Interest in eco-friendly funerals and green burials has been increasing in recent years, and today there are many different biodegradable coffins on the market. These final resting places are made from a variety of materials, including paper, formaldehyde-free plywood, fair trade-certified bamboo and hand-woven willow. Ecoffins offers several woven and fair trade coffins, and Ecopod is known for its innovative designs, which are made from recycled newspapers and come in a variety of colors and designs.