In its final of its 4-part series on the funeral industry, consumer magazine CHOICE looks at the trends disrupting the status quo.
It looks at some of the newcomers and the emerging ways of going about a funeral. These include attending to a dead body in your own home, making a coffin from scratch, and ordering a cremation online with the ashes delivered back to you by post. Some of these options undermine and challenge the rules and limits imposed on us by the funeral industry, which hinge on the assumption that you need someone to swoop in and take charge of arrangements.
The Choice Series
- Do you need a funeral director?,
- How much do funerals cost?,
- Should you get a pre-paid funeral?
- The future of funerals: natural burial, home vigils, DIY coffins and more