The range of caskets you can choose from today is so diverse you can have any design you want and made in whatever material you can afford. Because of this, you can even have the option of going green if you are concerned about the environment. When you choose steel or other metals as a coffin, you will be paying for its durability. Unfortunately, however, it is durable enough to last for many years. In other words, if you are looking for materials that will break down fast, then steel is not your ideal choice.
Even if you are still young and healthy, you can get a head start on funeral planning and figure your love for the environment into your arrangements. One way to do this is to opt for a pine casket kit that you can store and assemble when the need arises. Look for those that are packed in recycled paper materials. One more advantage for these caskets is their affordability. It may lack in durability when compared to steel but it is only because that it is intended to decompose without harming the soil.