With the goal of protecting of the environment and improving the burial conditions of dogs and cats, while also trying to avoid bad smells and disease transmission, students of the “Nezahualcóyotl” high school of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) created CAFUMAS, an ecological coffin for pets.
Thanks to this project Mauricio Ruiz, Magaly Martínez, Fátima Baez, Fabiola Caballero and Ingrid Estrada won first place in the Social Projects of a Higher Level category at the 15th UAEM Entrepreneur Contest.
The coffins for the pets are made from cardboard and fully biodegradable materials. The objective of CAFUMAS, is to improve the burial conditions of pets, which are often part of families. Their cost is totally accessible, especially when compared to those made with wood, metal or other materials. The cost of the coffins are determined by the dimensions and finishes and range from 100 to 350 pesos ($5.5 to $19.3). They are each made according to the client’s needs.