Unbelievable as it may sound, there is a company in China that makes coffins out of bamboo , presumably because it is environmentally friendly.
"In line with our company's strong green beliefs, all of our products are manufactured in the most environmentally friendly way. Our bamboo products are hand made in China from material grown and cropped in licensed plantations. Pandas do not eat the species of bamboo used in our products.
Our company's factory in China has recently been awarded Fairtrade status. This is in recognition of the fact that we have enabled our craftsmen to prosper whilst maintaining their time honoured livelihoods. We are the first UK company to attain Fair Trade status in China. The coffins are individually woven using age-old skills. They are transported by sea to the UK, 'Russian-doll-style' - inside each other, maximising space thus minimising transport and fuel costs."