Biodegradable Urns - What Are They?

Biodegradable urns are urns that are made of 100% biodegradable material. This means they can be decomposed by living organisms and other bacteria and so do not create pollution.

These kinds of urns may be of interest to those who are aware of the environmental impact of traditional burial, or those who want to celebrate the life of a loved one in a different way that is growing in popularity.

What Do I Do With A Biodegradable Urn?

What you do with a biodegradable urn depends on the instructions provided by the manufacturer. In many cases, the urn comes with tree seeds that are planted in the soil provided in the urn itself.

The urn is then planted in the ground or in a plant pot of a suitable size. This then allows for a beautiful tree grow as a living memorial to your loved one.

If you want more details on how to prepare your Biotree biodegradable urn, take a look at our video tutorial.

Do I Have To Use All Of The Ashes With My Biodegradable Urn?

This depends on the manufacturer’s guidelines, but with a Biotree urn, only a small amount of ashes are needed for a biodegradable urn.

This is because the ashes are mixed with the soil provided with the Biotree biodegradable urn, and only a small quantity is needed as part of the tree-growing process.

This also allows you to retain ashes for separate purposes, perhaps for a scattering ceremony, traditional urn or for a small keepsake.

Can I Buy A Biodegradable Urn For My Pet’s Ashes?

Yes, at Biotree we make biodegradable urns for both humans and pets. We also support a variety of charities and partners with every human urn or pet urn purchased. Find out more about our different biodegradable urns by browsing our human urns and our pet urns pages.