What are the top biodegradable urn options?

Green funerals and a more eco-friendly way to bury those that pass is on the rise. According to the 2021 Consumer Awareness and Preferences Report, 55.7% of those surveyed would be interested in green funeral options because of their potential environmental benefits, cost saving, or another reason. One of the biggest environmental impacts when it comes to a funeral is the burial, with chemicals used in the embalming process, non-sustainable materials being used for caskets and burial space taking up valuable land and destroying natural habitats. Which is why people are searching for options such as biodegradable urns. These are created with sustainability in mind and provide both an everlasting memory and have a positive impact on the environment. We take a look at the top biodegradable urn options.

The Living Urn 

One of the most popular biodegradable urns is The Living Urn's planting system urn. For this you choose a flower, plant or tree that you want to commemorate your loved one with. You then follow the instructions that come with your Living Urn and it will enable you to grow a plant from the ashes of someone who has passed. You can plant this in your back garden, a public place (with permission) or a memorial forest. It can be a lovely way to commemorate someone and also have a physical memento that you can visit and feel closer to them.

Eco Scattering Urn 

An Eco Scattering Urn is another biodegradable urn that offers an eco-friendly way to scatter a loved one's ashes without impacting the environment. Made from sustainable bamboo, this urn has a patent pending locking mechanism that keeps the ashes secure while in transit. When you reach the place you wish to scatter them, it's easy to do so and can also be sealed again should you wish to travel to multiple destinations. There are three different sized eco scattering urns to choose between.

Eco Water Urn

If your friend or relative who has passed used to love the sea or being in water, why not consider an Eco Water Urn? The Eco Water Urn is a patent pending urn that is 100% biodegradable making it a very eco-friendly option. The way it works is simple. Made from a bamboo cylinder case that can hold either all or a portion of a person's ashes, when it is lowered into water it will float on the surface before slowly releasing the ashes. You can write a special message on the urn prior to introducing it to the water and can also place wreaths, flowers or anything else you would like around it while it floats.

The Plant Urn

The Living Urn have created a limited edition series of the Living Urn that will hold a living succulent or plant as well as your loved ones ashes. Designed by artisan C.C. Boyce, each piece is meticulously handcrafted to produce a beautiful piece to remember your loved one by. Crafted from premium solid wood it's designed to blend in with your home's decor and works by holding the ashes in the bottom part, with the succulent or plant of your choice in the top part. You can use the Plant Urn to hold all or a portion of ashes, depending if you are having a ceremony where you scatter ashes or are sharing the ashes with other family members as well. These biodegradable urns are made to order and take 8-12 weeks for completion.

EcoHome Urn

The EcoHome urn is a new urn from The Living Urn that is crafted from sustainable bamboo. Designed to be a permanent indoor urn or to be used in a natural burial it can hold 3.6 litres of ashes (a single set of most adult remains.) Bamboo is a sustainable and beautiful material with a smooth and shiny surface that makes this urn look not out of place on a shelf or mantlepiece. It's well built and features a solid construction with a handmade cotton pouch that holds your loved one's ashes inside.

These are the top biodegradable urn options that you could choose. To find out more about any of the above biodegradable urns, have a look at our website. You can also get in touch with any questions or queries you might have.