Sustainable, green funeral products

Biodegradable Urns

Biodegradable urns can be chosen for burial or scattering. Passages International offers urns in a wide range of materials, including handmade paper, sand and gelatine, cornstarch, and recycled paper. Many come in a variety of colours and styles, allowing the utmost in personal choice and personalisation.

If multiple family members or loved ones wish to participate in scattering, or create their own small memorials, keepsake urns allow these options. A number of Passages urns come in mini or keepsake sizes. Individual urn descriptions will note if they are also available in a smaller size.

Water Biodegradable Urns are designed specifically for that purpose and will float briefly and sink gracefully. They are sustainably produced in a variety of natural materials, including mulberry paper, rock salt, gelatine and sand. Although they were designed for water burial, all of these urns can also be used for earth burial.

Earth Biodegradable Urns are designed to degrade over time, depending on the material chosen and environmental conditions. Generally, the more moisture in the soil, the quicker the urn will biodegrade, although several other factors including burial depth and general health of the soil must also be considered. Many of these urns can also be used for either temporary or long-term storage of cremated remains. Please read the individual product details to help you decide which urn will meet your needs.