Handcrafted in Mexico by talented artisans, the Biodegradable Paper Turtle Water Burial Urn is a fun and environmentally friendly way to say goodbye to your loved one. The water scattering urn is constructed from recycled paper using non-toxic glues in the shape of a turtle, making it ideal as a memorial tribute to one who loved the water, turtles, and the ocean.
The artists who create these beautiful Turtle Urns are continuing a traditional, local art form (which is put to new purposes as a cremation urn) and are paid a fair wage in local workshop environments. Since each turtle water scattering urn is created by hand, there will be minor variations in size, shape, or color, ensuring that each memorial is truly unique for your loved one.
These biodegradable turtles are designed to float briefly in the water before sinking. This provides a perfect opportunity to cast out our lovely bougainvillea memorial flowers, to create an attractive and contemplative atmosphere during the water burial service. (Select memorial flower options above.) The time that the turtle takes to sink will depend on the weight of remains inside and local water conditions. Once the turtle sinks, it will biodegrade naturally over time.
Hand crafted by talented artisans
Made in Mexico at fair wages
Completely biodegradable and eco-friendly
Floats briefly, then gracefully descends to biodegrade