Biodegradable coffins allow for environmentally-friendly burials | USA TODAY


A Dutch company has introduced biodegradable coffins and urns that allow people to be environmentally-friendly even after death.
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A Dutch startup company is now selling coffins that biograde within 45 days of burial.

The company, Loop Biotech, started in 2020 and makes both coffins and an urn model, shipping to Europe and the United States. The company also has investors in both the United States and the Netherlands, including Nature’s Pride founder Shawn Harris.

Founders Lonneke Westhoff and Bob Hendrikx said on their website that they wanted to do something to “give humanity a positive footprint.”

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