Going Green. Biodegradable Urn.
Biodegradable Urn: In light of modern "Go Green" campaigns, the funeral industry has introduced some relatively new concepts including Green Funerals and Green Burials. However, in recent years environmentalists have considered cremation to be environmentally un-friendly for two reasons, one of which was the urn.
Many environmental opponents to cremation have sited that the traditional funeral urn is made of materials that are harmful to nature. These opponents have stated that the materials used to construct traditional urns may potentially cause pollution to our environment. However, by utilizing biodegradable urns, individuals are now able to capture the "ashes to ashes" concept while still being environmentally friendly.
At Holy Urns we offer a wide selection of biodegradable urns that are suitable for both burials by both land or by sea.
Serenity at Sea
Burials by way of sea are becoming more and more popular. If you are considering such an option for your loved one, our Aqua Journey, Natural Journey, Navy Journey, and Shell Deep Water lines are urns that have been engineered to allow for five minutes of flotation time followed by a peaceful descent into the water. It is also important to note that each of these units includes a water-soluble plastic bag that allows for the cremains to be preserved until intended scattering or burial occurs.
Burial by Land
Many individuals wishing to be cremated also wish to be buried in a cemetery or other memorial garden. And, while an urn is certainly not necessary for such burials, it is a nice way to keep the ashes together and prevent un-intended scattering. For those who have such desires, any of our biodegradable cremation urns are appropriate options. With each urn being made from recycled or other eco-friendly materials, they are completely bio-degradable and non-toxic to the environment.
Sometimes an individual may wish to be cremated so that his or her ashes may be scattered at their favorite vacation spot or other destination of interest. In many cases such an act will require a survivor to travel by way of air to reach the destination and perform the scattering ceremony. And, if this is the case, it is important to select a container that meets and/or exceeds the TSA durable container requirements. While most of our urns do meet such requirements, it is important to double check if you anticipate traveling with both the urn and ashes on board.
Each of the unique cremation urns offered on our website is accompanied by colored photos and detailed descriptions and dimensions. However, if you have a question that we have not answered, please contact one of our customer service representatives at 816-659-6424 today.
The general rule of thumb is to allow one cubic inch for every pound that your loved one weighed prior to his or her passing. With that being said, it is important to note that our urns for cremation are suitable for single usage and are not recommended to be used as companion urns.
You will find that our on-line assortment of biodegradable urns boasts beautiful photos and detailed product information. However, if the information provided does not answer your questions, please feel free to contact our caring customer service representatives at any time at 1-888-633-6047 to discuss your concerns.