Don't get buried in a coffin

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 March, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 March, 1993, 12:00am

THERE are more than five billion people in the world and the population is increasing every second of every day.

Within about 80 years, almost all of us who are alive today, will have passed away.

Take the simple assumption that it takes one tree to make one coffin and you can imagine how many innocent trees will be chopped down, for those of us who want to be buried in a coffin.

This is wanton destruction.

Surely, we have already done enough damage to our planet without doing any more.

Those who want to leave behind a better environment for future generations of all living things, should make it plain that after their deaths they do not want to be buried in a wooden coffin or casket, but have their remains disposed of in the most environmentally sound, energy-efficient manner.