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A green and modest death with the Acorn Urn


So maybe the Ecopod is a little out of your price range, or you have an ethical objection to using up perfectly good ground after you're dead.  (Those pesky ethical questions about personal means versus personal needs versus treading lightly on the planet versus one's interactions with one's fellow man, they can be surprisingly complicated.  Who'd'a thunk a blog with so many shoe reviews would be so philosophically complex?  We're deep, I tellya.  As deep as we are tangential.)  Well, at £45 from Nigel's Eco Store for this recycled newspaper, fully biodegradeable ARKA Acorn Urn, even Grandma Millie can have a green funeral.

Instead of a plastic urn, the Acorn is made from compressed newspaper and the finish is done by hand.  Like regular newspaper it'll keep pretty well if it's dry and kept somewhere safe, and like regular newspaper it'll start biodegrading pretty nicely if you put it somewhere wet (like, say, in the ground).  Given these things are basically elaborate papier-mache, there's a strong argument to be made that all funeral homes should be required to carry (if not the Acorn necessarily) biodegradeable urns.  Given we biodegrade, why shouldn't they?


May 17, 2006 in Health & beauty | Permalink


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I think this acorn urn is a good idea. I have heard that cremations can be just as costly as funerals - not sure if that is true or not. If a loved one wanted to be cremated- I would [Read More]

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