Banana Coffins

For anyone who doubts that the environmental movement is completely bananas:

Casket makers catering to natural burials have offered biodegradable coffins made of such materials as recycled newspapers or cardboard. Ecoffins USA, based in Montrose, Colo., is selling caskets made of banana sheaves.

They take six months to two years to biodegrade.

Marketing director Joanna Passarelli says the company sold $40,000 worth of banana-sheaf or bamboo coffins to funeral homes last year. …

Passarelli contends the bamboo and banana coffins, made in Asia, are better for the environment than the cremation process.

Her interest in ecofriendly coffins grew after her son’s school showed the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” in which Al Gore warns of climate change. Her son came home wondering why he should bother with homework if the world would be destroyed.

“I said if everybody did one little thing it would have a snowball effect,” she said.

Here we have the environmental craze in a nutshell: morbid, delusional, smugly self-righteous, and extravagantly wacky. I wonder if the Chicoms snicker while they build us our banana sheaf ecoffins.

Hat tip: The Blogprof. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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