Hello everybody. The project considered here isn’t a festive one but a need exists. We have to deal with death with a maximum of respect and here is my proposal.
In case of cremation, the deceased is placed in a coffin and sent to the cremator. The coffin is here to maintain a solemn side to the ceremony, it’s really important. Coffins are historically made from wood, and it can reach really expensive prices. Nevertheless, the new coffins here are manufactured just to be burnt.
Nowadays, we see some coffins made out of cardboards. This permits to reduce the material costs but drives to another problem: In the process of cremation, the wooden coffin is involved in the heat input necessary for cremation for at least 60%. A cardboard coffin doesn’t bring the same energy and forces crematoriums to use more power. It costs more and it’s not good for the environment. In addition, cardboard coffins are less solemn than wood ones.
Using recycled wood to make coffins would have these advantages:
– It would permit people to have a less expensive wooden coffin
– The wood is more solemn that the cardboard</span></p>
– It’s a pity to use new wood and make a coffin just to burn it. Using recycled wood would be much more sustainable
– No energy waste in the process
Rather than assembling the wood shavings in plates, it is possible to directly press them into coffins. For the processing, I imagine a press that would form the bottom and another for the upper side. The two parts can then be assembled. It would really improve the price of the recycled wood and it answers a need.