Updated on 11/13/2020
As many people seek to live greener lives, continuing that momentum in death is becoming more popular. As a result, biodegradable urns are increasingly in demand.
Cremation is not only budget-friendly, but an eco-friendly option as well and biodegradable urns allow the life to come full circle, returning to nature. Over 50 million people die each year. Traditional burial services can have a very negative environmental impact, but choosing green options such as a bio urn help lessen the impact on the earth.
Formaldehyde, a chemical often used in traditional embalming practices, is considered harmful by many including by the World Health Organization. Once in the ground it has the potential to seep into the earth, contaminating the ground and water. Biodegradable urns come in many forms, which can be dissolved, disintegrated or decompose naturally.