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