Biodegradable urns
Cremains stay intact
Many Shapes and Sizes

Biodegradable Urns – Sea Burial

Biodegradable urns come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. These urns are made of various materials, such as paper, sand, gelatin, and salt. Biodegradable urns are NOT required for sea burial but provide an alternative for families who do not wish to see the cremains.

If you are not obtaining an urn from us, please ensure it is biodegradable in water, as some are only appropriate for land burial.

Ocean Biodegradable urns

According to California Law, water-solvable biodegradable urns are designed to be placed in the ocean and must completely degrade within 4 hours. We have many of these in stock since we have a vibrant burial at sea business. Each urn comes with a biodegradable bag to hold the cremains inside the urn. The biodegradable bag looks like a plastic bag, but it completely dissolves as soon as it gets wet.

Biodegradable Turtle Urn

Biodegradable Turtle Urn for water scattering

These biodegradable turtles are handcrafted and made from environmentally friendly material using recycled paper. The turtles are by far our most popular urn. These turtles are designed to hold a standard amount of cremains and will float briefly before sinking beneath the waves.

We also have smaller turtles (baby turtles) that can hold a small amount of cremains, so many family members may participate in the scattering.

Biodegradable Rock Salt Urn

Rock Salt Biodegradable Urn for water scattering

Biodegradable Himalayan, Rock Salt urns are hand carved from blocks of salt which are from deposits that a very pure and believed to be about 250 million years old. These urns are beautiful and create an excellent presentation at a service.

As will all biodegradable urns, the cremains are first placed in a biodegradable bag, and the bag is then placed in the urn. Because salt is dense, these urns weigh about 20 lbs each before cremains are added to the urn. These are hand-crafted, and each is unique.

Biodegradable Pillowtop Urn

Journey biodegradable Urn for water scattering

Biodegradable urns that look like a pillow are also available and popular for burial at sea. These are less costly than the urn above. They float for a brief period and then sink slowly beneath the waves.

They come in various colors: ocean blue, dark blue, white, gray, and green. They float briefly and then sink beneath the waves.

Biodegradable Memento Urn

Memento biodegradable urn

The memento urn is a sustainably made Biodegradable urn that will float briefly and sink beneath the waves.

It comes in several colors (blue, white, and coral), and the unique feature of this urn is that the family writes messages on biodegradable paper and places them in the urn. Twenty paper note cards are supplied with this urn.

Biodegradable Serenity Series – Sand Dollar Urns

Serenity Series Biodegradable urns

The Serenity series Biodegradable urns come as plain basic, with a lotus leaf or a dolphin. These urns are also a favorite with our families.

The top is removable, and the cremains are placed in a biodegradable bag in the bowl. The top of the urn is then reattached. These urns float for an average time and gradually sink beneath the waves.

Biodegradable Seashell Urn

Sea Shell biodegradable Urn for water scattering

The Seashell Biodegradable urn is a sustainable make and comes in many colors (coral, aqua., sand, and pearl). A unique feature of this type is that they have a matching brass keepsake for taking some of the cremains home with you after the scattering.

These urns float much longer than the other urns described above.

We have many pictures of Biodegradable urns and how they function in the ocean during sea burials.


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