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Learn more about Biodegradable Urns

Biodegradable cremation urns are a natural choice for the growing number of people who are looking for earth-friendly options in the products they buy.

Together with cost savings, concern for the environment is one of the reasons for the growing popularity of cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. In keeping with the spirit of “earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust”—a phrase from the centuries-old burial rite in the Book of Common Prayer—cremation is seen by many as the most ecologically sound means of disposing of bodily remains.

No wonder, then, that among people who choose cremation, biodegradable cremation urns have also become a popular choice to hold the cremated remains of their loved ones.

What Are Biodegradable Cremation Urns?

Biodegradable cremation urns, like all cremation urns, are containers made to hold the ashes that remain following the cremation of a body. What distinguishes biodegradable cremation urns from other types of urn is the fact that they are made from organic and recycled materials, such as tree bark, sand, salt or corn that has been harvested in a sustainable manner and made in to an urn. Biodegradable urns are designed to break down naturally when buried or exposed to moisture rather than to withstand the elements.

Biodegradable cremation urns contain absolutely no metal components, and the only plastic used is an EPA-approved biodegradable plastic bag, which is used as an inner lining. Biodegradable urns are even sealed with an environmentally friendly glue. Some urns come with an engravable plaque that may or may not be biodegradable. Non-biodegradable plaques are typically retained as a keepsake after the biodegradable urn is buried. Biodegradable Eternal Embrace Urn Pendants are also available to have a photo and text engraving on them, these personalized pendants can be buried directly with the urn.

For many, a biodegradable urn is simply a way to be one with nature—a logical choice in the natural circle of life.

How Are Biodegradable Cremation Urns Used?

While personal preference often dictates that ashes be scattered, a container is still required to carry the cremains to the location where they will be dispersed.

One type of biodegradable cremation urn is made especially for scattering cremains at sea. From a practical standpoint, this kind of urn will keep the ashes from blowing around on the open water. Instead, the water-soluble container is placed on the water with the ashes inside, where it floats for a few minutes before sinking gracefully among the waves.

Under the water, the biodegradable urn will slowly disintegrate within a matter of minutes, hours or days, depending on the urn, releasing the cremains into the water, where they will also biodegrade. Alternatively, the family may choose to place only the inner biodegradable bag with the cremated remains in the water, while keeping the urn for storage of personal mementos.

When personal choice or religious custom calls for cremains to be buried, on the other hand, a biodegradable cremation urn, like a biodegradable casket, will gradually decompose in the ground and return to the earth along with the ashes.

A biodegradable cremation urn may also be used as a keepsake urn because it will not begin to disintegrate until moisture is introduced. As long as the urn is kept dry, it can serve as a container to temporarily hold and display a loved one’s cremains. Like traditional urns, biodegradable urns come in a variety of attractive shapes and colors, suitable for display.

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