“When the coffin arrived, it looked like ‘a plain, sad shoe box’, said Miss Lim. But they prepared stationery such as sticky papers, markers and crayons for those bidding Miss Low a final farewell.’There was so much love in the end, it looked like a gift box.'”
Saving The Earth Even While Leaving It Behind, ST, 15 October 2011.
“Since cremation is more widely chosen now, one innovative Singaporean has tried to make them more environmentally friendly by creating ‘ECOffin’. The new paper coffin is made of carton box material which takes only a fifth of the time to burn…”
“Dr Ng’s environmentally-friendly coffins can be flat-packed, assembled in less than 3 minutes and burn more quickly than regular coffins, thus using lesser fuel. He hopes to help affected Japanese towns cope with a shortage of fuel for cremation and coffins in aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that hit north-east Japan…”