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Video: How to Assemble a Bamboo Coffin
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
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Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Friday, June 07, 2019

Gail with wicker basket casket
Gail Rubin with a Passages International wicker basket casket.

With growing interest in green burial, biodegradable caskets and coffins are gaining in popularity.

Bamboo, wicker, seagrass, and willow offer a range of eco-friendly casket and coffin options. You can see a range of green choices from Passages International at this page.

The Six-Point Bamboo Coffin

Passages International’s Six-Point Bamboo Coffin is a natural, biodegradable burial or cremation option that features a fully lined, natural unbleached cotton interior and matching pillow. The Six-Point Bamboo Coffin is suitable for identification, viewing and services followed by cremation or burial.

When buried directly in the earth (without a liner or burial vault) this coffin will break down naturally over time. Because it does not use metal or toxic components, the Bamboo Coffin is also suitable as a cremation container.

Passages offers a viewing lid for the Six-Point Bamboo Coffin lid that allows for an open-coffin viewing or service. Once the service has concluded, a funeral director would replace the full lid prior to the cremation or burial and secure the closures.

Some Assembly Required

If you buy this coffin from a funeral home that carries Passages International products, the funeral home will put the coffin together for you. If you are curious about how this Six-Point Bamboo Coffin goes together, here’s a video showing just how easy it is. The action has been speeded up so that you can see an assembly process that took 25 minutes condensed to less than five minutes.

The video was recorded by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, at the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Nederland, Colorado.

Gail Lola Passages bamboo coffin
Gail Rubin, CT, uses humor, funny films and outside-the-box activities to teach about end-of-life issues.

The animals in the background comprise a sculpture called the Council of Kindness. It offers a silent sanctuary for visitors to meditate and heal in the company of life-sized animal and bird sculptures.

This location was the setting for showings of the comedic documentary “Grandpa’s in the TUFF Shed” and playing The Newly-Dead Game®. Gail Rubin has been presenting at Frozen Dead Guy Days almost every year since 2011.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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