Nowadays more and more people prefer cremation as compared to burial due to different reasons. While some people choose cremation due to its cost factor, some people choose cremation due to its eco-friendly nature. Also with cremation you get the ashes belonging to the deceased, which you can handle in different ways such as you can store it in a cremation urn or jewelry keepsake, bury it a sacred place and so on. However, if you wish to serve the Mother Earth after death, then you can opt for biodegradable burial urns to contain the cremains.
In the market you can find a wide variety of burial urns and finding one that is eco-friendly can be confusing. So what can you do to make sure that the burial urn you are buying is actually biodegradable? Well, there are some simple tips that can help you to choose the right product, such as:
Select thick paper or ceramic urns:
When looking for biodegradable urns it is important to understand that not every material is biodegradable. If the urn is made of materials such as glass, metal and stone then the urn is not biodegradable. Urns made of thick paper or ceramic are biodegradable. However, you need to make sure that the ceramic used to make the urn is not too thick and has micro perforations. The thinner the ceramic the better is the quality of the biodegradable urn. You can also look for urns that are made from a cardboard like material that are designed to break down quickly in either land or water.
When buying a biodegradable urn you also need to make sure there are no added chemicals. Before buying the urn check the contents of the material used to create the urn. If there are complex chemical names listed then try to ask the manufacturer about the product. You can also check the details of the chemical product online.
Glaze is organic:
You also need to check about the glaze used on the urn. An urn will be considered biodegradable when the glaze used is organic. Often to make the urn look attractive paint is used. But if organic paint is not used on the urn then it can have a negative effect on the land or water. Organic paints are those which are made using naturally occurring dyes with vegetable or plants bases.
With the above mentioned tips, you can easily buy a biodegradable urn which will not affect the environment at all. For burial of cremation ashes at sea or land, look for biodegradable urns that are made of good quality material. This is a kind of act which will honor the deceased and at the same time you will feel proud to contribute something towards the wellness of Mother Nature.