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Biodegradable Cremation Urns

A biodegradable urn is a unique way to cherish memories of a loved one. OneWorld Memorials has carefully chosen all the decomposable urns in this selection, offering statues, boxes, and other kinds of meaningful vessels to suit any memorial need. Urns of this kind disintegrate when buried in earth or immersed in water, gently dispersing the ashes and simultaneously honoring a loved one as he or she becomes one with nature.

Ecological urns can hold special significance for anyone that appreciates the raw beauty of nature – vessels or small tokens that can open a window to all of earth. Maybe it’s the sight of a bird drifting into the serene landscape, the rush of a babbling creek, or the hum of waves breaking on the shore. Nature holds a special place in each of our hearts, and it’s no surprise why a loved one would want to be remembered in this way.

We took great care in compiling a selection of biodegradable cremation urns, and this selection features many of the finest sustainable materials available, formed into familiar shapes that can be found all around us in nature.

Biodegradable Burials Surge in Popularity

Cremation recently surpassed burial as the most popular choice for end-of-life services. Among cremation memorials, biodegradable urns are one of the most popular options for lovers of the earth. With growing environmental concerns, people are ever more conscious about the way they impact the earth. Rather than requesting a traditional burial, your loved one may be best memorialized with an urn made of sustainable materials to ensure fewer consequences to our natural resources.

Traditional burials require embalming, which is achieved using cancer-causing chemicals such as formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, and phenol. Caskets are often made from mined metals or endangered woods, and they interfere with natural decomposition, attracting sulfur-loving bacteria that can endanger nearby water sources.

We offer biodegradable cremation urns for both land and sea. In either case, the urn will deteriorate and naturally disperse any ashes contained within. Many of these urns can also last for years before starting to degrade if you decide against burial. We proudly offer a stunning selection of earth-friendly urns, including an array of sizes, materials, styles, and themes.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

These ecological urns are designed to naturally disintegrate when buried in the ground or in water. This assortment includes urns made out of recycled paper, salt, sand, corn, palm leaves, tree bark, and other plant-based materials. Because these earth-friendly materials can be so easily shaped, you will be amazed to discover what a wide variety of designs we have available. Tree burial is another option that goes one step further than sustainable – aiding the environment in an observable way. Depending on which design you choose, these earth-friendly options can grow into a tree or help to nourish one close by.

For more information on how biodegradable urns are made or how to decide whether a biodegradable burial is right for you, refer to our helpful planning guide: Green Burials - A Growing Trend.

Variety of Choices in Choosing an Urn

Our diverse selection of biodegradable cremation urns includes designs that can effortlessly float for water burials before gently sinking and disintegrating. If your loved one preferred the water, look no further than our sea turtle or seashell urns to find a befitting memorial. Make your cremation ceremony into something special for the whole family. Our memento urns include biodegradable note cards, so that family members can compose messages.

In addition to classic urns, we also offer a variety of scattering tubes for ashes, keepsakes, and so much more. We are committed to our customers and doing everything we can to be of service during this difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us toll-free to speak with a member of our customer service team.

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