You often have to make sacrifices to be environmentally friendly, like driving a hybrid car to reduce emissions or taking shorter showers. But LifeArt's range of environmentally friendly cardboard coffins mean that when it comes to your funeral - or the funeral of someone you love - you don't need to compromise.
Now available in New Zealand through selected funeral directors, LifeArt's unique patented coffins are manufactured using up to 97% recycled fibres from cardboard boxes and sugar cane waste. They have set new standards in the use of recycled materials, lowering emissions and reducing the impact on our environment.
All this, plus LifeArt's coffins are beautifully designed and finished.
"You can choose a natural timber-look, or select from a wide range of existing designs featuring nature and flowers, artistic and spiritual imagery or your favourite sports team's logo," said Greg Bisset, General Manager LifeArt. "Coffins can be customised with names, photos or a favourite saying to personalise the design, or you can decorate it yourself with decoupage, crayons or paints for a truly unique result."
"In many ways, these coffins reflect the increasing personalisation of funeral services in New Zealand," said Greg Bisset. "This can involve playing the deceased's favourite song at their funeral instead of a more traditional hymn, placing personal items on the coffin, or in this case arranging a service that mirrors the environmental ethics they embraced during their life."
LifeArt's cardboard coffins offer an environmentally acceptable alternative, while still meeting the standards and regulatory requirements of the New Zealand funeral industry. Their patented design guarantees that neither durability nor appearance has been sacrificed, and all coffins possess a natural, smooth look.
Dunedin funeral director Dignity Funeral Services will be displaying a selection from LifeArt's range at the forthcoming Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand conference, and individuals and families will soon be able to view the coffins at funeral directors across New Zealand.
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