Cardboard packaging for a coffin makes perfect sense

There’s no rule that says a coffin must be made of wood, that it must be polished and lined with plush fabric. That it has to have fancy gold handles and an engraved gold plaque. The funeral industry tries to push that line, but only because there can be a big mark up on these items and people feel obliged to have an expensive send off for their loved family member.

And so it’s good to know that the Ulverstone Coffin Club in Tasmania is again taking the initiative by offering cardboard coffins in a flat pack style to by-pass the big end of town and keep prices down for families, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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