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    are coffins recycled

    at a cremation are the coffins burnt with the body

    +1  Views: 659 Answers: 3 Posted: 10 years ago

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    They should be. I have heard rumours that not all are, especialy the expensive ones made of oak rather than pine.

    I am inclined to believe it because I know a jeweller who has been offered items by crematorium workers, usually wedding rings.

    He refuses them but I expect there are many who will pay for gold if they can buy it cheaply.

    This is an interesting and unusual question so I shall vote it up. Perhaps you will come back with more, or answers for us.
    6dogs4us

    Glad to know that if I decided to be cremated, I should have my wedding rings taken off first.
    suliz

    Absolutely.
    For a greener planet maybe they should be recycled, like anything else these days. Daisies will be pushed up quicker without a coffin!!
    suliz

    I see no reason not to recycle coffins. I do think crematoriums should be honest about it.

    Pushing up daisies only applies if you are buried :-)
    Do you mean from the last funeral? Yuk!


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