Eco Friendly Funerals

Eco Friendly Funerals

Bio Urns


Handmade and fully biodegradable wrapping the ashes up in silk. Two shapes domed and sloped in green or maroon. Designed for ease of scattering, fully lined and top opening. These beautifully made, modern elegant Urns can comfortably be taken home without being obvious.
Designed to be fully interred or kept after scattering to store family memorabilia by adding a jewellery tray.
The ashes will be contained in a dissolving bag that is moisture sensitive. If you wish to keep the ashes for some time the grey re-sealable nylon moisture proof bag will keep the ashes safe.
Remove the grey bag when ready for interring to be fully biodegradable.

Forest Grove Natural Burial Area
Hamilton Park Cemetery


Forest Grove Natural Burial Area at Hamilton Park Cemetery. (Click on the link)

Departure Lounge Caskets

Eco Friendly Funerals

The Natural Casket is most suited to personalization, your chance to decorate and ideal for writing farewell messages.
Proudly designed and manufactured in New Zealand, using the finest interior finishing plywood. Only environmentally sustainable materials used, sourced from certified suppliers.
Each casket includes a side set with built in woolen mattress, pillow, blanket, face cloth and waterproof corn starch sheet - 100% biodegradable natural fiber materials.
No screws or glue required. Tested and certified for cremation purposes and suitable for natural burials.

SCATTERING ASHES IS HARMFUL TO NATURE


Scattering or Burial of Ashes

Consider the Environment
The appeal of scattering ashes is to return to nature what nature created to fulfill a final wish and complete a journey.
However, a concentrated amount of cremated ashes can be extremely harmful to plant life because ashes will not breakdown naturally to become one with nature. After years of research we can offer the New Zealand public an organic product that can be mixed with ashes to make this process environment friendly.

Scattering Ashes is Harmful to Nature
Cremated ashes are harmful to plant life. A large proportion of people think that ashes consist of ‘ash’, this is far from it. Ashes is bone that has been refined to make it usable and acceptable to the public. As the ashes lie dormant, the high sodium (salt) content within the ashes can become toxic to the surrounding plant life. Also, the beneficial plant nutrients found within the ashes have been locked by the cremation process and are not readily available for uptake by the root system. The ashes will “clump” once in the ground and become a solid mass of salty rock, stressing or killing plant roots when they come into contact. The pH level of cremated ash is high as is its sodium content. No soil will effectively correct this elevated pH level.

An Alternative Way to Scattering Ashes—Let Your Love Grow
Let Your Love Grow is very rich in organic matter and microbial bacteria that are essential to healthy plant life and will lower the pH, allowing the good agricultural nutrients found in cremation ash to become available to plant life. Let Your Love Grow will unlock the process that cremation locked in. This organic mix will also assist by diluting and leaching away the toxic levels of sodium. Let Your Love Grow comes in a biodegradable urn.

Why Is Let Your Love Grow Necessary?
By blending Let your Love Grow with cremated ashes, the harmful elements of the cremated ashes are not a problem. In addition to diluting the sodium (salt) and lowering the pH, the mixture nourishes and sustains plant life.

What Makes Let Your Love Grow Eco-Friendly?
From its packaging to every ingredient in the actual organic mixture, we have ensured that ingredients that are natural and friendly to the environment have been used. Our packaging is biodegradable and our mixture contains only natural ingredients.

Does It Work with Animals and Human Ashes?
It works with all cremated remains.



Scattering of ashes with Let Your Love Grow
If scattering ashes is the only option for you, then please be conscientious and ensure that any plant life that will come in contact with the scattered ashes is protected from any harmful effects. Our recommendation is to combine the Let Your Love Grow organic mix with the ashes and let it sit for 90 days prior to scattering.

Advantages of a Living Memorial
A living memorial isn’t right for everyone but many families will find it a great way to remember their loved one.

Here are a few advantages we often hear:
Completes the Life Cycle
A Place to remember
It is Highly Personal
When it is created in a pot it is Transportable.

How to Create a Living Memorial
Creating a living memorial is actually a very simple process.
Select a plant appropriate for your climate and situation.
Mix the appropriate amount of cremated ashes with Let Your Love Grow.
Plant this mixture along with your chosen plant.
Water the plant.
And that is it! You have a Living Memorial to honour your loved one.

 

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