The traditional method of burying ashes is the most popular method in the UK. With our range of biodegradable earth urns, you can rest assured that burying your loved one will benefit the environment aswell as bring a sense of ease and peace to the ceremony. We have tried to answer any questions you might have below so please take a look over our range of biodegradable urns and feel free to get in touch if you need any help or assistance.
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Our earth urns are designed to naturally compose over time, the rate at which this occurs will depend on a few factors including bury depth, soil moisture and the urn design. Urns can take anywhere from 1 month to 6 months to fully dissolve into the ground.
When it comes to bury the ashes and choosing a location, there are a few things to take note of before you plan on the location.
Burying the ashes at a crematorium or church is the most straight forward approach, your funeral director will be able to facilitate this for you.
You are also free to bury the ashes at your home, as this is your land, it is worth noting that this might not always be your home, so planning a visit in the future might be troublesome.
Private land is obviously at the discretion of the land owner, which you will need permission for.
Local authorities encourage people away from bury ashes in public parks and gardens for obvious reasons. If there is a particular special reason or spot in a public place, then you are advised to contact your local authority.
Finding a secluded place in the countryside is probably the best solution for burying in the open, as you are less likely to be bothered and a small ceremony may be suitable, it will also be a place where you can visit in the future. Planting a tree in the countryside is a popular choice with our range of Bio urns.
For information on water burials, please see our range of water urns.
For more information on the laws of scattering ashes, please read our scattering ashes page.
If you are looking to take the ashes overseas, please read our section on overseas travel with ashes.
No, our urns are designed for burial or temporary storage of ashes. For more information on time scales, please see individual products.
You are free to place and bury what you like within your urn. You funeral director will help with the transfer of ashes and any accompany items into the urn.
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