If you have lost a loved one and have decided that cremation services in Metairie, LA are the best option for their memorial service, you may also be trying to decide what you will do with the ashes once the services are complete. If you are someone who cares about the environment and want to make sure that you are not harming it while spreading your loved one’s ashes, you may be looking for some eco-friendly options. Here are a few that you may want to keep in mind.
Spread Them Over Water
This is actually a very popular method of dealing with a loved one’s ashes and many people do it even if they aren’t concerned about the environment. When you are planning to spread a loved one’s ashes you have the option of keeping them in a plastic bag until you are ready to spread them. The bag will keep them safe and make it easy for you to spread them when the time comes. You won’t have to worry about getting any type of urn that may use resources and spreading the ashes in the water is safe for the environment.
You can find many urns that are biodegradable. If you plan to put your loved one’s ashes somewhere and leave them in the urn, but are worried that the urn may be bad for the environment, you can choose a biodegradable urn that will breakdown with the ashes inside and return into the earth. Instead of polluting the earth and causing harm to the plants and animals around it, it will dissolve easily and won’t put off any chemicals or fumes into the air or soil around it.
If you love gardening or if your loved one had a garden that they were passionate about, you may want to consider spreading the ashes in that garden or just planting them in a flowerpot. As the plant grows, it will absorb nutrients from the soil and the ashes. The ashes eventually become part of the plant. That means your loves on is always alive in that plant. This is a good option if you plan on having a place to talk to your loved one and pay your respects or if you want to spread the ashes nearby but also want it to be a memorable location.
If you are planning cremation services in Metairie, LA for a loved one and you want to spread the ashes in a way that is safe for the environment, be sure to consider some of the options above. You can also come up with other creative ways to spread them or keep them with you. When it comes time to plan cremation services for a loved one, be sure to call L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. We are happy to help with all your cremation planning needs. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help you.