Biodegradable Pet Urns & Non-Biodegradable Pet Urns - What You Need To Know

When buying an urn for your pet, sometimes it can be difficult to understand the main differences between the main different types of pet urns.

We have put together a handy guide to help you understand the differences between two main categories of pet urns - biodegradable and non biodegradable.

Biodegradable Pet Urns - Key Info

Biodegradable pet urns are urns that can be completely consumed by organisms and bacteria. This means they leave no negative impact on the environment. They are often made from natural plant fibres, meaning they can help fertilise the soil where they are planted.

With many biodegradable pet urns you place the ashes in a section of the urn before planting. Often these urns are designed to leave something in their place such as a tree, shrub or other natural memorial.

Many people choose biodegradable urns due to their green qualities and to create a unique living memorial to a person or pet..

Non-Biodegradable Pet Urns - Key Info

Non-biodegradable pet urns are urns that cannot be decomposed by living organisms. They are more conventional in design, and have three general subcategories:

  • Display Urn - These urns are intended for display indoors and outdoors and usually hold all of the ashes of a pet or loved one, and are designed as a permanent home for them.
  • Keepsake Urn - Keepsake urns are often smaller in design and are intended to be used as a way of retaining a small portion of the ashes for sentimental purposes. These can also sometimes take the form of necklaces and other items outside of the usual urn design.
  • Scattering Urn - Scattering urns are usually designed to be used temporarily and as part of a scattering ceremony. As such they aren’t generally intended to be a permanent home for the ashes, but used for the specific purpose of scattering.

These urns, unlike biodegradable pet urns, aren’t designed to grow or create anything from the urn itself. In contrast, they are merely designed for the holding and safe containment of the ashes. If you would like to create a memorial tree for your pet, a biodegradable pet urn may be a more suitable option.

Knowing what the intended purpose and function of the urn you would like for your pet is key to understanding what pet urn it is best to buy.

Biotree Biodegradable Pet Urns

Biotree specialise in biodegradable urns for both humans and pets. As our urns are designed only to use a small portion of the ashes, you do not need to include all of the ashes as part of the growing process.

This makes it the ideal, green urn for creating a living memorial for your pet. Simply add water to the soil disk included in your urn and plant your chosen seeds. Once the seeds germinate, you’re then ready to add your ashes and plant your urn - it’s that simple.

To find out more about our range of biodegradable pet urns, browse our website, or get in touch with our team today.