1: Environmentally friendly
The first and most obvious advantage is that they are environmentally friendly. They are made up from different materials mainly consisting of sand, salt, corn starch and/or biodegradable recycled paper, all of which are 100% natural and sustainable and will decompose over time, leaving no trace. Biodegradable urns are also consciously decorated with water-based paints, so there isn't even the smallest danger of polluting the environment.
2: Can be used to plant a tree
These urns don't just disintegrate and call it a day. Many biodegradable urns are made with a type of paper material that can have seeds embedded in it, so once it breaks down, can actually create new living things, such as trees - and that is a great way to honour the memory of a loved one.
3: Lower cost
Another advantage to biodegradable urns is that they are cheaper than traditional urns made of rich hardwoods, stone, or metal. For those who wish to have a more affordable send-off, biodegradable urns are a cost-effective solution. At Celebration of Life, as part of our Direct Cremation service, your loved one’s ashes will be returned in a biodegradable urn as standard.
4: Controlled ash scattering
If you wish to place ashes in water, biodegradable urns are a mess-free solution. Bio urns release ash from the bottom to eliminate the risk of wind scattering the ashes all over the place.