Earth Biodegradable Urns

Earthurns are biodegradable, sustainably crafted, handmade paper urns. The durable and attractive Earthurn are produced from the bark of the mulberry tree using an ancient technique that allows the bark of the tree to be harvested without destroying the tree. In fact, the tree continues to thrive and grow.

The resulting textured paper is dried in the sun before being used to create the urns.

This collection of urns is suitable for scattering, biodegradable burial or the temporary storage of cremated remains.

No trees are cut down to produce the Earthurns biodegradable urns. Since they are crafted by hand from natural and sustainable materials, each may vary slightly in size, shape and appearance. Earthurns are supplied with a water-soluble bag into which the cremated remains must be placed. Our Brighton and Hove funeral director can arrange any one of these options for you.

Simplicity Earthurn – £65

The Simplicity Earthurn is available in a floral finish. It is an attractive urn that opens easily for scattering and is also suitable for a biodegradable burial. The floral urn features inlaid flower petals and other fresh floral material. A matching photo frame is supplied with the Simplicity Earthurn, which can accommodate a 2.75″ x 2″ photograph.

Dimensions: 8.25 x 3.75 x 10 inches.
Holds 3.50 litres

Purity Earthurn – £65

The oval Purity Earthurn has violet and yellow flower petals inlaid in the paper and is suitable for scattering or for a biodegradable burial. A matching photo frame is supplied with the Purity Earthurn, which can accommodate a 2.75″ x 2″ photograph.

Dimensions: 8.25 x 3.75 x 10 inches.
Holds 3.50 litres

Unity Earthurn – £65 or smaller Keepsake – £45

The beautiful heart shape of the Unity Earthurn provides a soft and warm feel to the urn. Inlaid with fresh flower petals, the Floral Unity Earthurn is designed for ground burial. Once the Unity Earthurn is buried, it will biodegrade naturally over time. Available in three designs with matching mini or keepsake sizes also available.

Dimensions 8 x 6.5 x 5 inches
Holds 3.60 litres

Water Biodegradable Urns

Water burial urns are a biodegradable placement of cremated remains in water. The urns will float briefly to allow a final farewell before gracefully sinking. The length of time each urn takes to sink depends on the urn, the weight of cremated remains and local water conditions. The urns are designed to biodegrade quickly and naturally once placed in water, some in as little as 4 hours

Local regulations must be followed when placing an urn at sea (no closer than 3 nautical miles from shore).

No trees are cut down to produce these urns and since most are crafted by hand from natural and sustainable materials, they may vary slightly in size, shape and appearance. Each urn comes with a water soluble bag into which the cremated remains must be placed.

Journey Water Urn – £65

Journey water urns are hand-crafted from sustainably produced and biodegradable mulberry paper. When placed in water they will float briefly and sink to the bottom, where they break down naturally over time. Available in 7 colours with matching mini sizes also available (please ask for pricing details).

Dimensions 14 x 12 x 3 inches
Holds 4.10 litres

Salt Urn – £125

The Salt Urns are individually hand crafted by skilled artisans from solid blocks of Himalayan rock salt. The salt deposits in this region are over 250 million years old and are believed to be the purest on earth. As a result of the handmade and natural qualities of the Passages Salt Urns, each is unique in both colour and finish. The urns will dissolve within 4 hours when placed in water.

Dimensions 9.5 inches H x 8Dia
Holds 3.90 litres

Phil from Sussex Funeral Services was absolutely fantastic in organising my Dad's funeral. He's done quite a few Hindu funerals before so knew exactly what we needed and organised everything on the short time we needed it done. Extremely professional and friendly.
Rajul Savani
Rajul Savani
19:56 06 Mar 20
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Ann Gray
Ann Gray
06:37 20 Feb 20
It is never an easy time, saying goodbye to a loved one. Philip was great, helping us every step of the way. We had a dignified and fitting send off for my Father in law George.
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13:03 19 Feb 20
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Nick Hackman
Nick Hackman
17:21 05 Feb 20
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Kenya Simpson Martin
Kenya Simpson Martin
16:33 28 Dec 19
Philip and Sallie provided a truly wonderful service at a very difficult moment in my life ....... and went the extra mile all the way round. I would thoroughly recommend them. Thank you Philip and Sally.
Really wonderful service from Phil and the team. Made everything seamless and very supportive all the way through. I would highly recommend to anyone.
bianca kokkolas
bianca kokkolas
15:17 13 Dec 19
From the moment that I met the team they were fantastic. Funerals are never an easy thing to be burdened with but the sussex funeral service helped put me and my family at ease with there attention to detail and their overall organisation. We would highly recommend their services.
Joseph B
Joseph B
14:08 13 Dec 19
Philip,I just wanted to thank you formally for all your help in designing and delivering Joyce's funeral. I didn't really know how to go about choosing a funeral director, and I'm so glad I chose you. You gave extremely good advice about the design of the service. Throughout the process you have been very helpful and gave me a lot of reassurance through your obvious good planning, professionalism and expertise. And you provided me with great people to work with - Lisa with the flowers and, in particular, the wonderful Jen.I'm sure you know that this has been the most difficult time of my life. I'm very pleased with the way that the funeral went - as were all the people there. So you have my gratitude for making it a success and for the fact that the process was more pain free than I would have dared to imagine.Warm regards,Ed Hagger
Joyce Brown
Joyce Brown
16:47 30 Aug 19