With the ‘Go Green’ campaign gaining popularity, the funeral industry has also come up with some new and exciting concepts such as Green Funerals and Green Burials. In both these new concepts one thing is common and it is the use of an urn.
But which type of urn to choose – traditional urns or biodegradable urns? As traditional funeral urns are made of harmful materials they are not good for the environment. But there is nothing to worry about as you can always opt for biodegradable urns which are environmentally friendly by nature. Biodegradable urns are suitable for both burial at land and burial at sea.
Amongst biodegradable cremation urns, the most popular one is the deep water urn. With these urns you can scatter cremation ashes over water or at sea without doing any damage to the environment. All the biodegradable water cremation urns are thoughtfully made with nature and environment in mind. When the urn is placed over a water body, it will float on the surface for a few minutes and then gradually sink to the bottom. With time the urn will break down and decompose in a natural manner. These deep water biodegradable urns are made from natural materials such as paper, natural clays, wood and water-soluble non-toxic paints.
Here are five popular deep water biodegradable cremation urns:
Shell Deep Water Biodegradable Cremation Urn in Coral
This cremation urn is handmade from recycled and eco friendly materials. The urn will first float on the water surface for a few minutes and then slowly sink in the water. You can load the urn with cremation ashes and then with the help of biodegradable glue close the urn. The overall measurement of this urn is 16” x 16” x 6” at 400 cubic inches. The design of the urn fulfills TSA airline carry-on requirements. At a price of $249.95, you can order this urn online from www.holyurns.com.
Navy Journey Large Biodegradable Urn
This eco-friendly urn is perfect for ocean or deep water burial. It is designed using a centuries old papermaking technique. This biodegradable urn is engineered to float on the water surface for a few minutes and then only it will sink inside the water. As it is made from bark harvested from the mulberry tree it will break down over time naturally. Well trained artists spend hours to make this handmade urn. The urn measures 14” W x 12.5” L x 3” H and it has a capacity of 220 cubic inches. At a price of $143.95, you can buy this biodegradable urn online from www.memorials.com.
Biodegradable Newsprint Paper Turtle Cremation Urn
This hand crafted urn is designed in a shape of a turtle. It is made from recycled paper by skilled artisans. This urn is TSA approved and you can safely carry it with you when traveling. The urn is designed to float above the water surface briefly before sinking inside. Once the turtle sinks, it will decompose in a natural way. This turtle cremation urn can be used for both water burial and earth burial. It is available in natural and newsprint designs. Its overall dimensions are 9” W x 7” H x 2.5” D and it has a capacity of 5 cubic inches of cremation ashes. At a price of $63.95, you can buy this beautiful urn online from www.mainelyurns.com.
Memento Biodegradable Urn in Blue
In this interesting urn you can place handwritten notes or drawings within the urn along with cremation ashes. Also the urn can be adorned with personal messages or decorations. Handcrafted of paper, the urn is painted with milk paints to create a soft white color. Each urn comes with twenty handmade paper note cards where family members and close friends of the deceased can write personal message. The note cards can be later on inserted inside through the slot in the top of the urn. The overall dimensions of the urn are 15 x 10 x 5.5 inches. Its weight is 1.5 lbs, while its capacity is 275 cubic inches. At a price of $249.99, you can order this urn online from www.stardust-memorials.com.
Sea Shell Biodegradable Cremation Urn
This urn in sea shell shape is handcrafted from fine porcelain paper clay. Finally it is hand painted using environmentally-friendly, water-soluble paints. Once placed in the water, the urn will first float on the water surface for a few minutes and then only it will sink inside the water. With time the urn will break down and decompose in a natural way. The width and height of the urn is 15.00” and 7.00” respectively. At a price of $379.95, you can buy this urn from www.urnshopper.com.
To conclude, next time whenever you need to shop for a cremation urn, choose biodegradable urns. This will be a small contribution from your side towards the environment.