SOURCE: In the Light Urns

Biodegradable Urns

September 01, 2009 11:00 ET

Memorial Store Launches Biodegradable Urn Collection

Latest Eco-Friendly News: In the Light Urns Receives Green Burial Council Approval and Certification

THREE RIVERS, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - To a growing number of environmentally conscious people, "going green" sanctifies life. In the Light Urns, a California company that offers memorials, urns, jewelry and caskets, believes it's also a compelling way to consecrate the passing of a loved one.

The company understands a key trend: More families seek to preserve farewell moments without the use of preservatives. These consumers seek an alternative to the hazardous waste produced by cemetery burials, which typically involve chemically treated wood and steel caskets, formaldehyde embalming fluid and concrete vaults.

To that end, In the Light Urns introduced a new line of biodegradable urns that's ideal for scattering and cremation burial ceremonies. The extensive collection includes urns of various shapes and themes, including several for "shared scattering" (splitting cremations so more than one person can share in the experience of scattering them).

"One goal was to make our new line of urns not only biodegradable, but also beautiful and unique," says Susan Fraser, executive director of ILU. "Families have different budgets and tastes, so we strive to bring them the largest selection of urns available today, complete with excellent service and affordable prices."

One star of the company's biodegradable urn line, the Peaceful Pillow water burial urn, recently earned a green thumbs-up from the Green Burial Council's eco-certification program, the first of its kind in the industry. "We are pleased to have certified In the Light Urns' Peaceful Pillow burial urns as an approved green urn," said Joe Shee, executive director of the GBC. (The Green Burial Council is a non-profit organization working to make burial more sustainable, economically viable and meaningful.)

The Peaceful Pillow, which is made of 100% biodegradable materials, is used for both land and water burials, or to scatter ashes. Wrapped in a hemp cord to secure contents, the urn is sturdy and durable, making it suitable for traveling to a scattering or burial destination. A corn starch, water soluble bag is included for the cremated remains. The urn, available in three sizes, is accented with real leaves and flower petals, and will slip under the water within minutes.

The Peaceful Pillow line is available to funeral home and crematoriums exclusively through United Priority Distributors.

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