Materials and Packaging
If you’re searching for a pet cremation service provider that aligns with your values of protecting our planet, look no further. Not only are Pure Souls proud animal protectors and pet lovers, we’re also eco-warriors. From our aquacremation process through to the packaging and materials we use on all our pet urns and memories boxes, we’re doing our part to protect the planet for future generations.
Reforestation is a key component of our mission, so we’ve ensured that our pet urns don’t include items made of wood or other overmined metals. You have a beautiful choice of urns that are handcrafted and designed so they can be reused for a different purpose. They’re not intended for single use but instead are a beautiful feature that you can use anywhere in your home.
As passionate advocates for sustainable practices, we look for materials with less environmental impact without compromising on style and performance. All materials used for memorials and packaging tick one or more boxes: recyclable, reusable, biodegradable, renewable or home compostable.
Below, we’ve included a list of the beautiful resources that make up the elegant range of Pure Souls Pet Aquacremation pet urns and memories boxes.
CORK is one of the most sustainable materials available today. No trees are harmed in the harvesting of cork; it is 100% biodegradable, and the total environmental impact is minimal. It’s natural, biodegradable, recyclable and renewable. We use cork mostly in the lids of our memorials.
HONEYCOMB PAPER WRAP is our eco-friendly protective paper packaging material for ceramic urns. It’s a fantastic alternative to plastic bubble wrap and is biodegradable, recyclable, compostable and renewable.
SILK is a natural, biodegradable and renewable fibre that is soft, durable, hypoallergenic and odourless. Silk covers the inner space of our memories boxes to give them a luxurious finish and was chosen for its sustainability credentials.
CORNSTARCH is the starch derived from corn grain and it's what we use in our bags. We replace single use synthetic plastics for a bioplastic made partially from renewable resources that are home compostable and have less impact. Our bags are used to hold your pet's ashes inside the urns.
CARDBOARD is a bio-based material that is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. Although the process of making it is not eco-friendly, the end-of-life impact is low. We use corrugated cardboard for fibre board boxes for our memories boxes and for packaging.
SEEDED PAPER is made of recycled paper waste turned into pulp and embedded with seeds. Is a zero-waste strategy for paper scrap and is biodegradable and compostable. We use seeded paper for our pet paw prints.
BAMBOO is a natural and renewable resource. It’s a woody grass that grows extremely fast. Robust enough to be recycled into other products, it is also natural enough to be fully biodegradable. We use bamboo for one of our urn styles, for our unique laser-cut personalised pet tags and for the paw print decorations on the ceramic urns.
CLAY is produced from natural materials and handcrafted using traditional artisanal methods. Although it could have a big footprint due to the energy used, our clay ceramic urns are non-glazed and single fired, meaning they can be reclaimed, reused and recycled.
GLASS is a sustainable, fully recyclable material that provides great environmental benefits. It’s safe and durable, and we use it to keep a clip of fur as a memento of your furry friend to always keep them safe with you.
JUTE is one of the most sustainable fibres available. It’s harvested from the stem of a plant, and its fibre is coarse, strong and durable. Jute is renewable, biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.
STAINLESS STEEL is a durable material that is 100% recyclable. It has high intrinsic value and can be infinitely recycled. In fact, 80% of all steel products are made from recycled stainless scrap. We use stainless steel in our pet tags and decorative wings.
RECYCLED PAPER is paper that is reconstituted into paper again. We purposely avoid unnecessary printing and endeavour to use minimal resources when we do so. Thus, our brochures, business cards and packaged greeting cards are all printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable inks.
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Yes. You’ll find that our range of pet urns and memories boxes are made from a selection of all-natural materials. These include clay, bamboo and cork.
These beautiful keepsakes are made from sustainable materials that avoid harming the trees and land where they are harvested. They are 100% biodegradable while causing minimal environmental impact.
When you choose one of our eco-friendly pet urns or memories boxes, you're making a choice to honour your pet's life in a natural, sustainable and beautiful way.
Of course. In fact, we would be honoured if you chose one of our unique, eco-friendly urns or memories boxes to honour your furry friend or special pet.
Our pet urns and memories boxes are high quality, sustainable and affordable. They’re available as part of our aquacremation services or they can be purchased separately. All prices are dependent upon the size of the urn or box that you require for your pet, and shipping will be calculated at checkout.