an important role as the final resting place of a loved one. The
process is called an internment. An urn may be kept for generations.
Urns should make a statement about who the person was and what they
represented for the family.
There are many different types of cremation urn styles, as well as many
different materials that they can be comprised of. They can range from
basic designs to more elaborate, personal ones.
Biodegradable funeral urns offer a way to both honour loved ones and
protect the environment. These eco-friendly urns are made of natural
elements which present no environmental threat. Some types of
biodegradable urns are made specifically for burial, others can also be
used to scatter part of the ashes and then bury the remainder. Most of
the urns are also travel friendly, as they are TSA compliant. This way,
family members who want to take part of their loved one's remains to
another place can do so easily.
The biodegradable funeral urns
are offered in different
shapes, colors, themes. There are both single and companion adult urns,
as well as smaller urns for children and pet urns.
At Green Burials, we recommend that you choose an urn which is approved by the "Green Burial Council
". Look for these leaves
. Each leaf represents the rating given to a Biodegradable Urn.
are materials which are
decomposed by natural organisms, allowing the resulting components to
reintegrate into nature without harming the natural balance. Bio urns
reduce both burial costs and your environmental impact all at once.
Although biodegradable urns are made of paper or paper like materials,
they look like and even come in the same shapes and designs as
traditional urns. If you want the ashes to be scattered into an ocean or
lake, you may simply sink a bio urn into the water. Bio urns usually
degrade in two days if sunk in water and in about a year if buried in
Eco-friendly urns or Biodegradable urns
are urns meant
to absorb into to the earth after they are buried. They are made of
compressed paper or cardboard, so that they can quickly dissolve. They
dissolve anywhere between three days and three months time.
Popular types Biodegradable Eco-Friendly urn materials are comprised of:
can be purchased in any combination
from a wide array of styles, materials and designs. Demand for urns is
increasing rapidly. Manufacturers try to keep up with the rising demand
and crate a wide variety to match most requirements. As a result, the
sheer number of choices can be overwhelming.
Urns may differ depending on the material they are made of: glass, wood,
pewter, porcelain, ceramic, cloisonné, brass, bronze or copper.
EcoFreindly urns are made of biodegradable materials from salt, sand,
gelatin and paper.
Here are a few of the most popular kinds of cremation urns:
Keepsake Cremation Urns.
Smaller than the average urn, these cremation urns allow family members
to keep smaller parts of a loved one's ashes. Upon cremation, the ashes
can be divided into several of these smaller urns in order to be kept by
differerent members of the family. These urns are ideal for giving each
family member or friend an opportunity to do what they wish with a
piece of the departed.
These urns are designed to hold the ashes of couples who want to be kept
together in death. They have two compartments to hold each individual's
ashes. They can also be offered with only one compartment, so the ashes
of both partners are mixed together.
Infant urn or Child Cremation Urns
These urns are smaller and are designed with specific children-related
themes. The grieving parents can also personalize their urn with special
messages or photographs.
Eco- Friendly Urns.
Our planet and its climate are changing. The effects of global warming
have made more and more Americans aware of their environmental imapct
and the ways they need to change it. The funeral area is one of many to
become environmentally conscious as of late. For instance, there is a
heavy debate surrounding metal caskets, considering the approximately
100,000 tons of steel annually buried in the ground an affecting the
environment. The advent of paper products, which can be broken down, has
become applicable in the way of eco-friendly, biodegradable urns.