Chipboard coffins

I wrote a post about renting coffins here.

In a cavalier fashion I suggested the expensive coffin should be switched at the last minute for a chipboard one. I have since discovered that ninety percent of the coffins used in the UK are veneered chipboard ones and that when burned they release toxic fumes. I have also discovered that the market is already way ahead of me and that alternative materials for coffins is a booming industry; bamboo being the material of choice for the environmentally committed.

Yet again I am reminded that flippant or crazy ideas can be considered seriously as possible solutions to a challenge (a clockwork radio?) and that simple solutions are rarely achievable without considerable research.

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