Our Serenity Sand Dollar Biodegradable Water Burial Cremation Urn is part of our Serenity Collection of water burial cremation urns. This unique hand-crafted urn captures the essence of tranquil waters. Hand-made from recycled and kraft paper, this water burial urn is engineered to briefly float before gradually sinking. Perfect for a meaningful ceremony. Can be used in the ocean, lake, river or ground. After being submerged, the urn will break down naturally. Once the ashes are put inside of the included water-soluble bag, the urn is easily and securely sealed with the leather cord (no glue required). Could also be used as a scattering urn.
Please note that due to ash weight and water conditions, the urn float time will vary. Since each urn is made by hand, slight variations will occur in appearance.
This product receives the Green Burial Council's highest of ratings (3-leaf rating).Dimensions: 12.75W" x 5.25H" Capacity: Approx 260 cubic inches Includes a water-soluble plastic bag which begins to dissolve on contact with water
- Before being released into the water, this urn should be closed with the included cord (see instructions link in next section).
- The Serenity 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.
Serenity 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