When a loved one dies, and one of their last requests is to be cremated, you can take solace in the fact that their decision is one that is eco-friendly and that, in their death, they will be doing something that won’t do additional harm to our planet.
Many times, when a person is cremated, they want their ashes (technically called cremains) to be scattered in an area that they loved. It might be on a lake, perhaps in a forest or park, but wherever they want their cremains spread, the task can be one that’s slightly messy when the cremains are in the air.
That’s why we typically recommend burying cremains rather than spreading them. There’s less mess and there are a wide variety of cremation urns to choose from. In fact, there are quite a number of biodegradable cremation urns to choose from, if you would like to choose an urn that’s not only beautiful, but will biodegrade over time to leave no trace behind.
Why bury cremains in a biodegradable cremation urn instead of spreading your loved one’s ashes? Well, besides it being a much neater process, it provides you with a specific spot that you can visit rather than a general area. Also, if you bury cremains in a cremation urn, you can incorporate the cremains into a memorial, whether it’s a tree or an entire garden. If the urn is biodegradable, the shell will wear away over the course of a month or two and your loved one’s cremains will mix with the soil that’s helping the newly planted life grow.
Next time you’re faced with the decision of spreading ashes versus burying cremains in cremation urns, consider getting a biodegradable urn and burying your loved one’s cremains rather than spreading them.