A Brief Helpful Guide for Buying Biodegradable Boxes for Human Ashes
If you are planning to bury cremation ashes then you will need biodegradable boxes for human ashes. These urns are perfect whether you are planning to bury the ashes in the Earth or if you are planning a burial at sea.
Biodegradable boxes are made from sustainable materials that do not harm the environment. You will find that most of them are made from bamboo or a type of recycled paper.
Laws for Burying Ashes
The EPA enforces the laws that require the use of biodegradable containers if you plan on burying cremation ashes. If you are planning a sea burial, then you in addition to a biodegradable container, you also must be 3 nautical miles from shore.
Difference between Ocean and Earth Burial Urns
Below you will see urns for ocean burials and for Earth burials.
Our ocean urns will float briefly (1-3hrs) and sink gracefully to the bottom of the sea. Earth biodegradable urns will biodegrade over time once placed into the ground.
It is important to note that each of these urns will not biodegrade until they are placed in water or the Earth.
Do I Need To Put All Ashes Into This Urn?
Some people decide to dispose of all the cremation urns. Others like to purchase a small keepsake urn to hold a small amount of cremation ashes.
The choice is up to you. Would you place all the ashes inside the biodegradable urn or would you want to keep a handful of ashes for yourself?
Which Biodegradable Urn Should You Purchase?
When it comes to purchasing cremation urns, it is best to buy one that fits your budget but also represents the person that passed away. The same applies if you are purchasing a biodegradable urn. Below you will find many different options at different price points that will appeal to you.
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