Biodegradable PawPods: a better way to bury your pet

June 26, 2017 by  
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Burying a beloved pet is never easy. But PawPods offers a thoughtful, biodegradable option for burying deceased animals with their bamboo and rice husk pods. Similar to eco burials for humans, PawPods allow pets to return to the earth with dignity. PawPods CEO Ben Riggan had a terrible experience after he had to put down a cherished dog. His pet was given back to him in what he called a glorified plastic bag, and Riggan said the experience bothered him and he couldn’t let go of it. He was determined to create an alternative so others wouldn’t have to experience what he did. On his website he said, “I decided to create a company to provide a better way for pets to come home, whether they will be buried or cremated.” Related: Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space The result was PawPods. These pet caskets are made of bamboo powder, corn starch, and rice husks, and will fully break down in three to five years. They’re sturdy – Riggan said he didn’t want to offer flimsy paper caskets like others on the market. PawPods are also designed to be painted and decorated so families can grieve through art, and have a therapeutic experience as they say goodbye. PawPods offers several different sizes, from a $9.99 fish pod to a $149.99 large pod designed for medium dogs or large cats . The products have a seeded wildflower leaf on them so a pet grave can be adorned with color in the spring. They also come with a sympathy card. The company also offers two $39.99 urns – a heart-shaped one and traditional one. The urns are designed to hold ashes and will biodegrade as the pods do or can be displayed. These come with a seeded sympathy card that can be buried in place of an urn if the family wishes. + PawPods Via TreeHugger Images via PawPods Facebook

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These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

June 12, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bio starch plastic , body decomposition , burial pods , Capsula Mundi , cemetery , cemetery of trees , eco burial , eco burial pods , graveyard , green burial , green burial pods , human tree pods , living memorial forest , memorial forests , tree cemeteries , trees from bodies

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Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

October 16, 2011 by  
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With all the talk these days about the destructive and toxic nature of modern day burials, sustainable ways to honor your deceased loved ones are popping up left and right. Now with the help of Holy Smoke , an Alabama-based company started by Clem Parnell and Thad Holmes, you can turn your loved one’s ashes into live ammunition and honor them with a bang. The founders actually started the company partially because of personal issues with the ecological costs of burials and are offering their services for just $850 — plus shipping and handling. Read the rest of Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ash bullets , burial ideas , cremation , cremation bullets , eco burial , green ammunition , green burial , holy smoke , live ammunition , natural ammunition , sustainable burial , what to do with remains

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Shoe-Shaped Wooden Birdhouses Hang Over Urban Power Lines Like Sneakers

October 15, 2011 by  
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Poetree Burial Planter is an Eco Memorial That Honors the Cycle of Life

October 3, 2011 by  
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Although death is universal, it seems that the final choice of how our bodies are laid to rest is not – and traditional burials are looking like less and less attractive as they take up land and use unsavory chemistry that eventually winds up in the soil. As a result, cremation and natural burials are becoming more popular due to the sensitive way they return bodies to the earth. We spotted a new approach over at Treehugger that was proposed by India-based industrial design student Margaux Ruyant as a thoughtful way to memorialize the deceased by incorporating their ashes into a living tree memorial. Poetree is a ceramic ring with a cork receptacle for ashes and an opening on top for a tree to sprout from. Read the rest of Poetree Burial Planter is an Eco Memorial That Honors the Cycle of Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco burial , green burial , green memorial , living memorial , Margaux Ruyant

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