The Biodegradable Newsprint Paper Mini Turtle Cremation Urn is hand crafted from recycled paper and produced in Haiti by skilled artisans. The purchase of a biodegradable turtle urn will contribute in a small way to the rebuilding of this devastated nation.
This urn is TSA approved and perfect for carry-on when traveling. The urn is constructed to clearly allow security screeners to view the contents of the urn.
Each water burial turtle urn will accommodate up to two or three tablespoons (5 cubic inches) of cremated remains and are designed to float briefly before sinking. Once the turtle sinks, it will biodegrade naturally over time. Can be used in the ocean, lake, river or ground. Although the turtle cremation urn is designed for water burial, it can also be used for earth burial.
Available in Natural and Newsprint designs. Since the turtles are crafted by hand, the size, shape and color of each may vary.Dimensions: 9" W x 7" H x 2.5" D Capacity: 5 Cubic Inches Airline Travel Safe
- Before being released into the water, this urn should be sealed with a non-toxic glue.
- The Turtle Urn is designed to float briefly before gracefully sinking. Float times may vary depending on the weight of the cremated remains and the local water/weather conditions.
- Includes a water-soluble plastic bag (into which the cremated remains MUST be placed) which dissolves on contact with water. This allows the cremated remains to be dispersed quickly and the urn to remain submerged.
Turtle Urn Instructions Click here Scattering ashes at sea.
The federal Clean Water Act requires that cremated remains be scattered at least three nautical miles from land. If the scattering urn or container will not easily decompose, you must dispose of it separately. The EPA does not permit scattering at beaches or in wading pools by the sea. You must notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering ashes at sea.
The Clean Water Act also governs scattering in inland waters such as rivers, lakes and ponds. For inland water burial, you may be legally required to obtain a permit from the state agency that manages the waterway. Burial at Sea - Code of Federal Regulations Click here