Wilson Tong, chief representative of LifeArt in Hong Kong, believes eco-friendly cardboard caskets and coffins are the way of the future. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Wilson Tong, chief representative of LifeArt in Hong Kong, believes eco-friendly cardboard caskets and coffins are the way of the future. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Cardboard coffin maker eyes green funerals’ potential in East Asia, but meets resistance in its home market, Hong Kong

  • LifeArt makes eco-friendly cardboard caskets and coffins in Hong Kong. When burned they emit 87 per cent less greenhouse gas than chipboard or fibreboard ones
  • The city’s funeral industry is largely resistant to the green funeral trend, believing the coffins look cheap and that their use will earn them less profit

Wilson Tong, chief representative of LifeArt in Hong Kong, believes eco-friendly cardboard caskets and coffins are the way of the future. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Wilson Tong, chief representative of LifeArt in Hong Kong, believes eco-friendly cardboard caskets and coffins are the way of the future. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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