1. Are cardboard coffins legal in Australia?
coffins are legal and accepted throughout Australia.
All Leaving Lightly coffins meet all of the requirements of the Australian funeral industry.
2. Where can I buy a Leaving Lightly coffin?
recommend that you purchase your Leaving Lightly coffin through your chosen funeral director. Be
sure to insist on a Leaving Lightly coffin.
3. How much does a Leaving Lightly coffin cost?
recommend that you approach your preferred funeral director for a quote. Our desire is to provide a superior
product at an affordable price.
4. Does the coffin come complete, or do I have to purchase parts or optional
Every Leaving Lightly coffin comes complete with linings, handles,
pillow, escutcheons, lid retaining screws and simple instructions for the attachment of the handles. Attachment of
the handles is a part of the service offered by your funeral director.
5. What makes Leaving Lightly coffins different to other cardboard
In addition to their excellent finish and craftsmanship, Leaving
Lightly coffins have been weight tested to a breaking point of over 800 kilograms and the handles have
been tested to a breaking point of 240 kilograms. They have been popular in the U.K. and Canada for over five
6. Are Leaving Lightly coffins more suited to burial or
They are perfectly suitable for both applications. When used for cremation, Leaving Lightly
coffins require less energy to burn and at the same time produce far less toxic waste than chipboard coffins. In
the case of burial, Leaving Lightly coffins break down far more quickly, hastening the return of
our human elements to the earth.
7. What will happen to a cardboard coffin if it
The plain cardboard coffins may show water droplets for a brief time only, while the veneered caskets are
unaffected as the droplets can be wiped off.
8. Aren’t trees used to make
Leaving Lightly coffins are made from 100% recycled
9. What is used to make recycled
Recycled cardboard is made from unbleached cardboard, not
timber pulp, newspaper, glossy packaging or plasticised waste. The transition from post-consumer cardboard to
"recycled cardboard" is efficient and as eco-friendly as possible.
10. What is the difference between recycled cardboard and chipboard coffins
when buried or cremated?
MDF or chipboard is comprised of woodchip and glue, with a density
that creates a coffin weighing four to five times that of a recycled cardboard coffin. The amount of carbon and
toxic waste is also far higher.
11. How are Leaving Lightly cardboard coffins
They are constructed with a sandwich of honeycombed cardboard similar to
the method of constructing an internal door. This creates an extremely light but very strong coffin using minimal
amounts of environmentally sound water-based glues.
12. Are any forests destroyed to create the timber
The timber veneer used on the ‘wood look’ coffins is made from plantation timber
13. Can I decorate the coffin myself?
Yes, the plain
Leaving Lightly cardboard coffins are eminently suitable for decorating with your own drawings,
paintings, photographs and messages.
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