What are my options for Biodegradable Urns?

Rick Fraser
Submitted by UrnAdmin on Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:05

These days, you may worry about the carbon footprint you leave in your final resting place, just as you do about your daily life. These biodegradable and environmentally friendly urns are designed to meet the requirements for water or land burial, as well as scattering. They also make a lovely memorial in your home, should you decide to keep them.

Urns Made to Dissolve

Burial at sea is a popular approach for the disposition of ashes; however, you cannot just place any urn into water. If you intend to place the urn on top of the water and let it dissipate into the waves, the urn itself must be made from materials that will dissolve fairly quickly. For example, the Peaceful Pillow® and Peaceful Petal® urns are ideal to safely hold remains until they are put in the water. They will sink within about 5 minutes and dissolve over a short period of time.

Urns for Scattering

Although you could select almost any material for a scattering urn, you may opt for urns responsibly made from sustainable materials. Scattering urns do not necessarily need to be particularly hardy. However, they should be sturdy and adequate for travel, if you need to transport them to the place where you intend to scatter the ashes. The bag inside that contains the ashes may be made from cornstarch, which will easily biodegrade over time.

Environmentally Friendly Cremation Urns

Depending on your intentions for the urn, you may need or simply want the urn to be made from natural materials. If you wish to bury the urn at sea, it should be composed of materials that will not injure the animals or plants that may come across it. The seashell cremation urns are made of unglazed ceramic, making them an ideal choice for a permanent resting place under the water’s surface. You may also opt for urns made of natural salt or even cornstarch. The cornstarch urns are perfect for land burial or keeping in the home. They will biodegrade once buried, but they will remain in good condition until that time.

It is a wonderful idea to select an urn that expresses your love for the environment. These biodegradable urns for ashes are excellent choices for burial, scattering or keeping