Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial
People all over the world are now trying to take care of the planet, we need to make sure that we leave a clean environment to our children and beyond, so a word that has become popular in our language is “biodegradable”.
And in the Funeral Industry that word has become popular as well, we now carry biodegradable urns that have a biodegradable bag inside. And there are several types of biodegradable urns, some of them are for burial, others for scattering, and others are Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial.
So, what are Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial? Technically speaking, there is no water burial, but often we use that term to describe what is like to put the ashes of a loved one or friend in the water. Could be the ocean, a lake or a river, etc. We have cremation urns that biodegrade naturally over time and are engineered to float for approximately five minutes before descending gracefully. Easy to load, includes a water-soluble plastic bag and biodegradable glue to close the urn.
Usually these biodegradable urns for water burial are made from non-toxic, recycled, food-grade paper and hand-painted using water based paints. Other urns are made from recycled Kraft paper and no glue is needed to secure close the urn, and you do it with a leather cord instead, but if glue is necessary, then non-toxic glue is provided. And therefore, they are really safe for the environment.
Other types of biodegradable urns are made from real beach sand and crushed quartz using a clay-like material. These urns come with a small opening in the bottom that will let water enter slowly, so they will float for some time before they totally sink in the water.
After they sink, they will dissolve in a few hours completely.
Another type of urn is made from Himalayan salt. Crafted by hand by skilled artisans that will produce the urn from a block of Himalayan salt, and they look like a stone urn with different veins and shades of colors. These particular urns will naturally dissolve in water, because they are made from natural salt.
Of course that there are other type of biodegradable urns that are not designed to be buried in water. A lot of them are designed to actually be buried and will take longer to degrade and disintegrate, and there are also the scattering urns that are made from biodegradable materials and will be used once for the ceremony and then scatter the remains of the loved one or friend in his or her favorite place.
And the last types of biodegradable urns that we carry at urns.com are the ones that will actually embrace the remains of your loved one or friend in the root of a tree. So, you will create a new life based on the remains of a human or pet, and they will be embraced for eternity by the roots of a tree.