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
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

Topic |   Climate change science and technology
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
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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