The standard coffin burial, including embalming and all the necessary treatments to prepare and preserve the body, is a source of environmental contaminants. Arsenic, formaldehyde and mercury have been discovered in the groundwater of cemeteries and coffins can filter out pollutants.
Due to these facts, each year more people choose cremation as the most environmentally friendly option. It is a beautiful way to honor the legacy of your loved one doing the right thing for the environment.
Often, when you choose cremation, you want your ashes to spread in an area you like or have a deeper and more emotional meaning to them, such as the location of a lake, or in a beautiful forest or park.
Burying the ashes instead of dispersing them makes the placement of the ashes much easier to plan and achieve. There are a variety of biodegradable urns to choose from, which are not only beautiful but also break down over time into eco-friendly components. The option to enter a specific place to visit. The most common thing is to place the ashes in a memorial place like a tree or a garden.
For those who wish to be buried in the sea, biodegradable urns are available to bury them in water that degrade in their components in only hours. Instead of dispersing the ashes, simply dip the biodegradable cremation urn into the water.
The growing popularity of these options has reached some states, such as California, where this alternative is very common, a new generation in the biodegradable urns and the rapid decomposition. These problems have led some to increasingly creative ways of getting rid of their ashes.
Protecting and preserving the environment is so important for some people looking beyond cremation and choosing the correct biodegradable urn. Today there are a variety of alternatives:
Four alternative uses for biodegradable urns:
It represents the strong roots and lasting legacy that your loved one had in the community and in the family. Burying the biodegradable urn next to a young tree makes your marine memory enduring in the future.
It’s hard not to feel alive and happy in a flower garden and when used as biodegradable burns as part of your design, the time spent in your garden becomes a way to be close to your loved one again. The ashes will mix with the soil in only one or two months and will be useful for newly planted life. A more beautiful legacy for your loved one is hard to imagine.
What else can you do with the biodegradable urns for the ashes? Why not donate or “adopt” a bank in your local park in a place where you know your loved one would enjoy? You can donate the bank to your name and write your ashes next door so you can always enjoy the park you can visit so often.
Continuing our theme of garden-centered plants and alternatives, the loved ones of a professional gardener can add cremations to a compost pile in a simple, rustic ceremony. The natural shake of the composting process will disperse the ashes sufficiently that the mixture exceeds the potential of calcium or phosphorus.
Wood ash in small quantities has long been a common addition to compost piles because it helps to maintain and maintain soil pH balance if it is acidic. It also applies to ash produced during human cremation, which contains small amounts of calcium carbonate, a common component of garden soil that is also used to reduce soil acidity.
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