The Memento Urn for biodegradable water burial allows families to create a unique, meaningful and participatory ceremony by placing personal notes into the urn prior to placing it at sea. Twenty handmade paper notecards are included with each urn, and the surface of the urn itself can be written on.
The urn is crafted by hand on antique molds from non-toxic, recycled food-grade paper and is hand painted using environmentally-friendly water-based paints. The urn is designed to float briefly before sinking, and biodegrades naturally over time. The Memento Urn is packaged in a recyclable box for discreet and convenient transportation.
With the purchase of the Memento Urn, Passages International will make a donation in memory of your loved one. This donation will be made to an ocean conservation organization and will contribute to the preservation of our oceans for future generations. Click here to have a donation made in the name of your loved one.
Our Memento Urns are made by hand and will vary in appearance. Some are painted in small batches, sometimes with hand-mixed paint colors. These urns meet federal regulations requiring all containers used for burials at sea be 100% biodegradable. Check with local agencies to ensure that you are following all appropriate federal and local guidelines or regulations, such as distance from the shore.
Passages® eco-friendly funeral products give families the opportunity to honor a loved one after their passing with a smaller environmental footprint. We believe that, especially when a person valued sustainability during their life, it is important to have the option for a greener end-of-life ritual. Whether a family chooses to bury or cremate, our caskets and carriers are dignified and suitable to do so in an eco-friendly manner. If cremation is chosen, our biodegradable urns offer a variety of options for ceremonies that return the cremated remains to the earth.
Passages International® is a designer and wholesale distributor of green funeral products.
If you are a funeral professional and your company is interested in offering Passages products in the UK and Europe, call our office during business hours, Monday to Friday at +44 (0) 1628 290220. Or, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have recently lost a loved one or are pre-planning a funeral and are interested in purchasing Passages products, we recommend looking at our Find a Funeral Director Page. You can also find an AGF partner provider at www.agreenerfuneral.org.
If there is not a listed provider near you, any funeral home, cemetery, or crematory can purchase our products. Write us through our contact form or call us at +44 (0) 1628 290220 and we will be happy to connect you with someone in your area who can help you. In most cases we are able to ship small packages overnight if needed, and we will do everything we can to make sure you are served in a timely manner.