Our natural body which we gain from nature is total environmental friendly but we add cloths, shoes, electronic gadgets, polymeric materials and many more into our life. All of additional things in our life which we continuously added with our life (in civilization progress) have many environmental impacts. Environmental impacts associated with our life style must be eliminated soon before our nature get more worst place.
So Green efforts are taken in many aspects of human activities. "Green funerals" effort make biodegradable coffins to eliminate the environmental risk of decaying process of normal coffins.
The Natural Burial Company manufacture co-friendly burial products including the Ecopod, a kayak-shaped coffin made out of recycled newspapers. This is a product with "Natural" burials trend which require no formaldehyde embalming, cement vaults, chemical lawn treatments or laminated caskets.