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Biodegradable Turtles
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Biodegradable Turtles

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17"L x 22"W x 5"H
202 Cubic Inches

7.25"L x 9.5"W x 1.75"H
5 Cubic Inches

The Passages® Biodegradable Paper Turtles are crafted by hand from recycled paper using non-toxic glues. The purchase of a turtle will contribute to the preservation of a traditional local art form. The skilled artisans producing these beautiful turtles are paid a fair wage in local workshop environments.

The turtles are available in two sizes. An adult size that will accommodate a full set of human remains and a mini turtle that will accommodate up to two or three tablespoons of cremated remains.

The turtles are designed to float briefly before sinking. The time that the turtle takes to sink will depend on the weight of remains inside and local water conditions. Once the turtle sinks, it will biodegrade naturally over time.

The mini turtles are available in Natural and Newsprint, while the adult size is only available in Natural. Since the turtles are crafted by hand, the size, shape and color of each may vary. Newsprint turtles will vary considerably in appearance and will contain legible newspaper print.

Produced in North America by skilled artisans.

An editorial about one family’s experience with the turtle urn was featured in the Montecito Journal. You can read it here.

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Our Turtle Urns are made by hand and will vary in appearance. This urns meets federal regulations requiring all containers used for burials at sea be 100% biodegradable. Federal regulations also require that burial occurs no closer than 3 nautical miles from shore.

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