Biodegradable Cremation Urns
Looking for environmentally friendly and sustainable options to fit your lifestyle goes far beyond an electric car or solar energy. For people sincerely committed to preserving and protecting this planet for future generations, eco-friendly choices are life-and-death decisions. Cremation tends to win out in the long run over a traditional burial, but what about the human or pet ashes? Honor your loved ones' environmental concerns and wishes with a biodegradable urn from OneWorld Memorials™. Our selection of biodegradable cremation containers may change the way you think or feel about end-of-life sustainability.
What To Know About Cremation and Biodegradable Urns
People who wish for their remains to be cremated do so for a variety of reasons. One of the more common ones, especially over the last few decades, deals with environmental stewardship. Some people do not understand the desire to occupy a piece of land when they are gone. Instead, they wish to either reconnect with the environment or prevent being a burden upon it. Biodegradable cremation urns give those nature-minded loved ones a unique way of honoring their wishes. Whether someone wishes to be part of a tree's growth or see their final resting place in a lake or ocean, OneWorld Memorials™ can help you honor that request thoughtfully and respectfully with our biodegradable urns and scatter tubes.
This desire for an environmentally friendly burial alternative runs the gamut of spiritual beliefs. Some Christians turn to Genesis for justification: "For we are dust, and to dust we shall return." Those who aren't religious may find comfort in Carl Sagan's theory: "The cosmos is in us; we are made of star stuff."
The Popularity of Biodegradable Burials
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 eco-conscious people. With growing environmental concerns, people are more aware than ever of the way they impact the earth, even after death. 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 precious natural resources.
Traditional burials require embalming, which uses cancer-causing chemicals such as formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and phenol. Caskets may feature mined metals or endangered woods in their construction, and these burial products can interfere with natural decomposition, attracting sulfur-loving bacteria that can threaten nearby water sources.
OneWorld Memorials™ offers biodegradable cremation urns for both land and sea. In either natural setting, the urn will deteriorate and naturally disperse any ashes within, minimizing the environmental impact. Many of these biodegradable urns can also last for years before starting to degrade if you decide against burial or a scattering ceremony. We proudly offer a stunning selection of earth-friendly urns, including an array of sizes, materials, styles, and themes.
The Appeal of Biodegradable Urns
A biodegradable urn is a unique way to cherish memories of a loved one and to honor their wish for an eco-friendly sendoff. OneWorld Memorials™ has curated this thoughtful selection of decomposable urns including statues, boxes, planters and other kinds of meaningful vessels to suit any memorial need. Urns of this kind disintegrate when buried in the earth or immersed in water, gently dispersing the ashes and simultaneously celebrating the memory of your loved one as they become one with nature and return to the land.
Ecologically friendly biodegradable urns can hold special significance for anyone who appreciates nature's raw beauty, as these vessels or small tokens can open a window to all of Earth. Maybe it's the sight of a bird drifting above a serene landscape, the rush of a babbling creek or the hum of waves breaking on the shore. Nature holds a special place in our hearts, so it's no surprise that a loved one would want to be remembered in this way or in a location that means so much to them. A final resting place in the natural world may also give you more meaning and intention to remember them with love in an ongoing experiential way.
OneWorld Memorials™has gone that extra step to understand the features of biodegradable urns using the finest sustainable materials available to offer you biodegradable urns that reflect or blend into the natural beauty surrounding us. If your loved one was a champion of the environment or just wanted to minimize their footprint after death, a biodegradable cremation urn may be a great choice.
Understanding Environmentally Friendly Materials
Our biodegradable urns can naturally disintegrate when buried in the ground or placed 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, they are available in a wide variety of designs. Tree burial is another option that goes one step further than sustainability alone by aiding the environment in an observable way. Our earth-friendly options can grow into a tree or help nourish one already in the ground, depending on which urn you choose.
Don't be fooled by the name; just because these are biodegradable urns does not mean that they don't have beauty, meaning or longevity. Often, they're just as lovely as other types of cremation urns and some are even suitable for display.
Variety of Choices in Choosing an Urn
Our diverse selection of biodegradable cremation urns includes designs specially made for burials at sea. These urns can effortlessly float before gently sinking and disintegrating, making them the ideal choice for release into the water. If your loved one felt a connection to the coast, 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 with our memento urns which include biodegradable note cards. Family members can compose heartfelt messages and send them out to the universe.
In addition to these land and sea biodegradable urns, we also offer a variety of scattering tubes for ashes, keepsakes, and so much more. OneWorld Memorials™ is more than an online store for cremation urns and keepsakes. We understand this can be a difficult, painful time, and we want to be of service as you plan your loved one's memorial. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us online or call us to speak with a member of our customer service team. We love hearing about the people you love and can help you honor their wishes and leave their legacy for generation after generation to enjoy.