Wednesday, March 28, 2007

EcoPods - Last Chance to Go Green

The EcoPod, Recycled Content Coffin

Ecopods are environmentally sound coffins made from 100% recycled paper and natural hardeners. The company ARKA has attracted orders from around the world for their green design coffins.

Made from ecologically sound materials the Ecopod is the ideal product for a non toxic burial or cremation. Perfect for use in greenfield sites.

The pods, which can be decorated and lined with materials to suit individual's preferences, are made from hardened newspaper and toxin free glue. When buried they decompose quickly and without pollution. This concept has won Ecopod designer Hazel Selene the British House of Parliament Gold Apple award which recognizes companies than try to preserve the environment.

Hazel started thinking about coffin design when helping to care for a dying friend. “I felt the shape of the traditional coffin had been with us for many years and had become associated with negative icons such as vampires. I wanted to design something beautiful, ethical and made out of recycled materials.

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