Even though certain unscrupulous funeral directors will try convince you that Uncle Harry needs to be in a $5000 hermetically sealed casket to show how much you really loved him, these days many people have realized that there's no good reason to stop someone's natural return to the earth following death.
Now Uncle harry can maintain his tree hugger credentials even after his demise, by choosing a biodegradable casket from Ecoffins. Built from renewable natural woods like bamboo and willow, while avoiding toxic glues and metal fittings, many Ecoffins are made in a fair trade factory in China. They even pack them with different sizes fitted inside each other to reduce the environmental effects of shipping. Hippies tend to own dogs too, so Ecoffin also makes enviro friendly pet sized caskets for Fido.