Biodegradable Cremation Urns for Sea, Air or Land Burial or Scattering for a Green Future
As more individuals are becoming environmentally conscious, more and more innovative products are being created to lessen the effect we have on the planet. From solar powered homes and communities, to 'hybrid' electrically powered cars, there seem to always be a new invention that can help us reduce negative impacts that are causing pollution or depletion of natural resources. This 'green' trend has certainly affected almost every industry, including the memorial industry. As cremation is becoming more and more popular, especially in recent years, new and diverse ways are being created for those that are looking for a natural disposition of the body. Biodegradable cremation urns offer families with a distinctly dignified vessel that can accommodate either scattering or interring the ashes, as well as other creative options, such as land, air or sea burial or scattering.
These green cremation urns are made from a variety of materials that offer options as to how the family is planning to handle the cremation ashes. For those who are scattering the ashes at sea, there are several 'scattering urn' options available. These beautiful vessels include several pieces that range from whimsical to stately. One of the most popular urns is an elegantly shaped and hand-painted shell that is made of recycled, earth-friendly materials. This urn is made for families to place the remains inside, and drop the whole piece into the sea, where it gracefully floats momentarily, before sinking. Once in the water, the urn will then naturally biodegrade over time. Another popular vessel made to dispense the ashes at sea is crafted from a sustainable paper, and features a convenient opening so the ashes can be easily scattered over the open water. While scattering the ashes is very popular, some families are inclined to inter the ashes, for which a burial urn is appropriate. Many of the burial urns are crafted from a paper-type material, which will breakdown over time after it is placed in the earth. Regardless of the type of urn selected, and the need, these pieces will ensure that the loved one will naturally become a part of nature once again. Many urns are made which can be taken on an airplane and scattered from the air into the wind over the loved ones favorite spot on earth. Others can be burried in the ground and the urn will naturally over time degrade and become one with earth, following the principle of "We come from the earth and we go back to the earth".
It is very important, especially now in days, to consider the impact that our daily actions have on our surroundings. Whether it be something simple, like turning off the water as you brush your teeth, to something more significant, such as taking a public transport to work every day, instead of driving, our actions now dictate the state of our planet for our future generations. These biodegradable urns, as well as other 'green' memorial products, may one day revolutionize how we pay tribute to our loved ones.