Environmentally friendly funerals
Increasing numbers of people are now considering more sustainable funeral options.
Environmentally friendly funerals can be carried out just the same way as any other funeral service, but a carefully chosen casket can use far fewer natural resources.
We offer a number of ‘eco caskets‘ made from sustainably sourced materials that still maintain all the dignity of a more traditional coffin.
The Willow Coffin
Skilled craftspeople based in the UK provide the traditionally hand-weaved willow coffins that we are able to offer here at Clitheroe Funeral Service. These bespoke crafted caskets are made in such a traditional fashion that they use no mechanical energy or electricity.
Less energy is used when a willow coffin is cremated, and, as they are fully biodegradable, willow coffins tend to decompose far faster than its traditional counterparts.
The Bamboo Coffin
Our unique bamboo coffins are created using a purpose-grown species of bamboo. This is a type not consumed by pandas and grown in specially licensed plantations in China. Again, these beautiful caskets decompose at a quicker rate than traditional coffins.