The Best Biodegradable Pet Urns


With more and more people wanting to be environmentally friendly, there is a definite shift in sustainability.

Biodegradable burial pet urns are perfect. With time, these urns breakdown; letting your furry friend become part of earth in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner.

Here are the most popular biodegradable pet urns available in the market:

  • Flax Farewell Urns
  • Passages International Journey
  • Perfect Memorials Loving Leaves
  • Carpel Himalayan Rock Salt Urn
  • The Favorite Place Burial Urn Box
  • Oceanside Shell Coral Urn
  • Orchard Butterfly Urn
  • A Pure White Rose Urn
  • Quilt Pattern Urns
  • Eco Scattering Urn 
  • Eco Burial Urn

The urns listed in this post range in cost, from $39.95USD to $239USD, and size. For better convenience, we have listed them from the lowest cost to the most expensive. 

The idea of this post is to give you a one-stop guide to the best biodegradable urns in the market, so that you can create a memorial spot for your best friend in your garden.

Flax Farewell Urns

The Flax Farewell Urns are made from the leaves of New Zealand Flax.

There are five different types of decorations (pink and blue Paua shell, beach shells, flax flowers, feathers, and paper flowers) to add to the urn, and the best thing is that you choose which one you want.

Each urn comes with a biodegradable bag and a tie of your chose to ensure the ashes of your beloved friend are secure before placing them in the urn.

There are four sizes available:

  • Extra-large suitable for a pet over 187 lbs (85kgs) prior to cremation and costs $40NZD + shipping cost (this varies depending on location).
  • Large suitable for a pet no larger than 187 lbs (85kgs) prior to cremation and costs $30NZD + shipping cost (this varies depending on location).
  • Medium suitable for a pet no larger than 99 lbs (45 kgs) prior to cremation and costs $25NZD + shipping cost (this varies depending on location).
  • Smal suitable for a pet no larger than 9 lbs (4.5 kgs) prior to cremation and costs $15NZD + shipping cost (this varies depending on location).

The Favorite Place Burial Urn Box

The favorite place burial urn box is made of pure cotton, come with different designs: from flowers, fish and butterflies, to a person riding a horse, mountain landscape, a shell and more. The impressions of the boxes are made of clay and cotton. 

There are two sizes and price available:

  • Small 5” (12.7 cm) in length x 4” (10.16 cm) in with x 4” (10.16 cm) in height. This urn is suitable for a pet no larger than 80 lbs (36kgs) prior to cremation and cost $31.46USD.
  • Large 10” (25.4 cm) in length x 6.5” (16.51 cm) in weith x 4.75″ (12.07 cm) in height, suitable for a pet no larger than 300 lbs (136kgs) prior to cremation, and cost $70.30USD.

The seller offers free shipping within the USA.

Since the urn is handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size. 

Perfect Memorials Loving Leaves EcoUrn

The perfect memorial loving leaves eco-urn is made of Mulberry tree bark and cost $110.15 USD + $5.21 USD shipping within the USA.

The tree bark is harvested in such a way that it will not damage the tree at all. 

The urn includes an EPA-approved, biodegradable plastic bag which secures the ashes when dry and dissolves when in the ground or water.

The urn has only one size dimension 8.25″ (20.96cm) in weith x 6.5″ (16.51cm) in height x 2.5″ (6.36cm) in diameter, and is suitable for a pet no larger than 40 lbs (18kgs) prior to cremation.

If the urn is placed in the water, it will float for approximately 5 minutes before descending to the bottom of the ocean/lake/river.

Since the urn is handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size. 

A Pure White Rose Urn

This handmade, biodegradable white rose urn is created to evoke peace and tranquility, creating a memorable tribute to your beloved pet.

Each urn is made of cotton and can be used in the ground or water.

The urn dimensions are 6″ (15.24cm) x 6″ (15.24cm) x 4″ (10.16cm).

It is suitable for a pet no larger than 17 lbs (7kgs) before cremation.

The urn cost $45USD and the seller offers free shipping within the USA.

Since the urn is handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size.

Eco Scattering Urn 

This biodegradable eco scattering urn is made of bamboo. Although its main purpose is for scattering ashes, there is no reason this could not be used to bury your best friend. 

Bamboo takes approximately 3 years to decompose when buried. If left outside the earth it could take 5 to 10 years to decompose.

There are three sizes available: 

  • The small urn is suitable for a pet no larger than 40 lbs (18kgs) prior to cremation and costs $59USD.
  •  The medium urn is suitable for a pet no larger than 100 lbs (45kgs) prior to cremation, and cost $69 USD.
  • The large urn is suitable for a pet no larger than 115 lbs (52kgs) prior to cremation, and cost $75.05 USD.

The seller offers free shipping within the USA.

Silverlight Urns Carpel Himalayan Rock Salt 

The Himalayan Rock Salt biodegradable urn is sturdy and substantial until it starts to breakdown naturally after it is buried or placed in the water. 

In the water, the urn will dissolve within 4 hours to gently release the ashes of your beloved pet. In the soil, the urn will biodegrade within approximately 3 months.

The warm tones of this salt urn can range from glowing pink to soft orange, and it has a unique, natural texture to it. Given its construction from all-natural materials, the urn may vary slightly in size, shape, and appearance from the image displayed. 

The urn comes with a biodegradable bag and tie for the cremated remains to be placed in, before being placed inside the urn. The lid of this urn is not threaded. It sits on top but can be affixed with biodegradable adhesive if desired (This is not included).

There are two sizes available:

  • Extra Small 5.25″ (13.3cm) in height x 4″ (10.16cm) in diameter; suitable for a pet no larger than 15 lbs (6kgs) prior to cremation, and cost $69USD.
  • Large: 10.5″ (26.67cm) in height x 8″ (20.32cm) in diameter suitable for a pet no larger than 220 lbs (99kgs) prior to cremation, and cost $239USD.

The seller in amazon offers free delivery within the USA.

Eco Burial Urn 

The eco burial urn is made from bamboo, is simple and easy to use, and costs $99.95 USD. The seller offers free shipping within the USA.

The inside measurements of this urn are 7.75″ (19.68cm) in height x 5.5″ (13.97cm) in diameter and it is suitable for a pet no larger than 220 lbs (99kgs) before cremation.

Passages International Journey Earthurn

The hand-crafted passages international journey earthurn is made of biodegradable paper and comes in various different colors. The material gives the urn a rough, natural texture.

The price includes a customized engraved message to be added to the urn.

It can be used for ground or water burial. The urn includes an EPA-approved, biodegradable plastic bag which secures the ashes when dry and dissolves when in the ground or water.

There are three sizes available: 

  • Mini: 6.5″ (16.51cm) in lenght x 8″ (20.32cm) in with x 2.25″ (5.71cm) in height suitable for a pet no larger than 60 lbs (27kgs) prior to cremation. The urn cost ranges between $67.23 USD to $89.99 USD + shipping also ranging from free to $9.21 depending on the style and color selected.
  • Standard: 12.5″ (31.75cm) in length x 14″ (35.56cm) in with x 3″ (7.62cm) in height suitable for a pet no larger than 220 lbs (99kgs) prior to cremation. The urn cost ranges between $97.23 USD to $119.99 USD + shipping also ranging from free to $9.24 depending on the style and color selected.
  • Medium: 10.5″ (26.67cm) in length x 11.75″ (29.84cm) in with x 2.75″ (6.98cm) in height suitable for a pet no larger than 180 lbs (81kgs) prior to cremation. The urn cost ranges between $87.23 USD to $109.99 USD + shipping also ranging from free to $9.24 depending on the style and color selected.

Since the urn is handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size. 

Quilt Pattern Urns

This biodegradable clay urn is made from recycled clay, blended with recycled paper pulp. 

This combination of clay and paper pulp make for an extremely strong bond, which acts like woven material when the clay is wet. As the fiber and clay dry, it becomes extremely hard and durable. 

The urn is not fired in a kiln, therefore can degrade naturally when it is placed either in the water or in the ground. 

There are 4 different size urns:

  • The Purple Quilt urn measures 4.5″ (11.43cm) in height x 3″ (7.62cm) in weight, is suitable for a pet no larger than 12 lbs (5kgs) before cremation, and cost $165 + shipping cost (this varies depending on where you are located).
  • The Red Star Quilt urn measures 5″ (12.7cm) in height x 3.5″ (8.89cm) in weight. It is suitable for a pet no larger than 14 lbs (6kgs) before cremation. It costs $195USD + shipping cost (this varies depending on where you are located).
  • The Blue Star Leaf urn measures 5″ (12.7cm) in height x 3.75″ (9.52cm) in weight. It is suitable for a pet no larger than 14 lbs (6kgs) before cremation. It costs $220USD + shipping cost (this varies depending on where you are located).
  • The Yellow Star Quilt urn measures 8″ (20.32cm) in height x 4.25″ (10.79cm) in weight. It is suitable for a pet no larger than 40 lbs (18kgs) before cremation. It costs $265USD + shipping cost (this varies depending on where you are located).

Since the urns are handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size. 

Orchard Butterfly Urn

The Orchard Butterfly Urn is made of clay and cotton.

It is designed to bury your beloved pet on water or land. 

This urn is 17” (43.18cm) in diameter. It is suitable for a pet no larger than 320lbs (145kgs) before cremation. It costs $166.25USD and the seller offers free shipping within the USA.

The urn comes with a biodegradable water-soluble bag, biodegradable glue, and clips. The clips are used to aid the glue to attach the bottom of the bowl to the top, as the glue dries. However, these (the clips) must be removed before burying the urn. The bowl has a 5” (12.7cm) flat base, so it can sit on display during the ceremony.

Since the urn is handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size. 

Oceanside Shell Coral Urn

The biodegradable Oceanside Shell urn is made of clay and cotton.

It is suitable for ground or water burial.

The 17″ (43.18cm) in diameter urn, with a slightly glossed seashell sitting on top a matt sand design, is suitable for a pet no larger than 320 lbs (145kgs) prior to cremation. It costs $175USD and the seller offers free shipping within the USA.

The urn comes with a biodegradable water-soluble bag, biodegradable glue, and plastic clips. The clips are used to aid the glue attach the bottom of the shell to the top, as the glue dries. However, these (the clips) must be removed before burying or placing the urn in the water. The bowl has a 5” (12.7cm) flat base so The Oceanside Shell can sit on display during the ceremony.

To achieve optimum floating time: gently shake the urn back and forth to evenly distribute the ashes, as these may have settled unevenly during transportation. 

If placing the urn in water, gently place the urn with 2 hands allowing only the bowl to touch the water. The float time varies, depending on amount of ashes and water condition. It can float anywhere from about 30 seconds (rough water) to over 3 minutes (calm water). 

Since the urn is handmade, each urn may vary slightly in color and size. 

Conclusion

Losing a pet is hard on the whole family. They are amazing companions, they provide us with unconditional love and they help us through tough times.

Therefore saying those final goodbyes is hard, but one of the above urns will make for a beautiful and peaceful resting place while allowing them to become one with mother earth.

Carolina

I'm Carolina and created this blog, to provide practical advice and emotional comfort for those dealing with pet loss.

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