Green Burial / Natural Burial
This is a earth friendly option. The decedent is to be buried in a bio-degradable casket, blanket or stroud. No vaults or embalming, however we do have earth friendly options to those who wish to have a veiwing. A Green Cemetery requires the grave site is to remain natural. Please call for information.
Passages Eco-Friendly Caskets are crafted by skilled weavers as a small cottage industry, not in factories. They are created from sustainable materials such as fast-growing willow, seagrass and bamboo which don’t require heavy machinery for harvesting, giving them a small carbon footprint. Casket linings are made from unbleached natural cotton.
Woven/wicker caskets in willow, seagrass or bamboo are available in adult and infant sizes. Each casket is suitable for viewing and services, followed by burial or cremation. These caskets can be used as part of a traditional funeral or a greener funeral ritual.
The Passages Collection of Scattering Tubes is designed and engineered to simplify the scattering process. The tubes are durable, dignified and simple to use. Each features a convenient removable lid and an industry-first, perforated “push in” tab that opens easily prior to scattering. They contain no metal or plastic components and can be recycled or composted after use. Suitable for “in-cabin” airline transportation. View Catalog | View Prices
We can help by providing affordable and environmentally friendly options for families who chose to have a more eco-conscious ritual for their loved ones. Our urns offered an alternative to the cardboard and plastic box containing a loved one’s cremated remains that was typically given to grieving families who did not select an urn.
Now, in addition to our biodegradable Earthurn Collection, we offer biodegradable water burial urns, scattering tubes, eco-friendly caskets, keepsakes and remembrances, and pet loss products. All of our products are produced using sustainable processes and materials.
A growing number of people are looking for greener funeral options. Passages offers the most complete selection of sustainably produced and biodegradable urns, caskets, and memorial products. We are dedicated to offering personalized options to families who desire environmentally friendly choices for their end-of-life rituals.
Water or earth biodegradable urns can be chosen for burial or scattering. We offer urns in a wide range of materials, including handmade paper, sand and gelatin, cornstarch, bamboo, and recycled paper. Many come in a variety of colors and styles, allowing the utmost in personal choice and personalization.
If multiple family members or loved ones want to participate in scattering, or create their own small memorials, keepsake-size urns allow these options. A number of Passages urns come in mini or keepsake sizes. Individual urn descriptions will note if they are also available in a smaller size.
The Passages Salt Urns are individually hand crafted by skilled artisans from solid blocks of Himalayan rock salt. The urns will dissolve within 4 hours when placed in water. View Catalog | View Prices
Journey Earthurns are hand-crafted from sustainably produced and biodegradable paper. When placed in water they will float briefly and sink to the bottom, where they break down naturally over time. View Catalog | View Prices
Shell Urns are hand-crafted from non-toxic, food-grade recycled paper. Each urn comes with a custom carrying case. Matching keepsakes are also available, and provide families with the opportunity to retain a portion of their loved ones’ cremated remains. View Catalog | View Prices
Sand and Gelatin Urns
The beautiful Passages® Sand & Gelatin urns are perfect for both water and earth burial. Several of them feature an exterior surface that actually has footprints embedded in real beach sand. These unique designs create an instant emotional connection with those that spent time at the beach. View Catalog | View Prices