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Passages International Introduces Two New Sand Urns

Passages-New-Sand-UrnsApril 2, 2014 | ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Passages International Inc. adds Oceane, Sand Quartz White and Oceane, Sand Permanent designs to its already successful collection of biodegradable and eco-friendly urns. The evocative “footprints in the sand” imagery is perfect for families that intend to place the cremated remains of a loved one in water. 

The Oceane, Sand Quartz White urn is designed specifically to allow the family some time for a final farewell by floating briefly before gracefully sinking. Once it sinks, it dissolves quickly in a matter of hours. The length of time each urn takes to sink depends on the product selected, the weight of the cremated remains and the water conditions. Each urn comes with a water soluble bag in which the cremated remains must be placed. The urn can also be buried and will biodegrade in three months.

The Oceane, Sand Permanent urn is virtually identical to the top-selling Ocean, Sand biodegradable urn, but designed for permanent use. The urn is kiln-fired for strength & durability and is ideal for presentation in the family home or placement in a cemetery niche.

 “To be on the cutting-edge of funeral service today, you should be carrying at least a small urn selection that is conducive to biodegradable water burial,” says Darren Crouch, president of Passages International.  “We are here to help you with the process of selecting those urns as well as best-practice marketing techniques. Our experience is that funeral arrangers enjoy having these unique options to present.”

Passages offers several lines of biodegradable water burial urns which come in varying colors, designs and sizes and all are carefully created from sustainable materials such as:

  • Ÿ Himalayan rock salt
  • Ÿ Non-toxic, food-grade recycled paper
  • Ÿ Sand & Gelatin
  • Ÿ Sustainably produced handmade paper

Some urn names that may be familiar to you are Journey, Memento, or The Shell. Let us help you round out your urn selection with some beautiful and colorful water burial urns to better serve your families and increase your revenue. Offering these alternatives could very well lead to an urn sale that otherwise would not have occurred.

Passages International, Inc. is the largest supplier of green and eco-friendly funeral products. Since 1999, it has led the funeral industry with innovative and environmentally-friendly urns, caskets and memorial products. Passages provides urns for water and earth burial as well as for scattering.  The eco-friendly, woven caskets are used for cremation or burial and are available for adults, children and infants.

 For more information on Passages’ biodegradable product lines and to see photos of all products, visit, email, or call (888) 480-6400.