Like many businesses nowadays we’re looking for ways to lower the carbon footprint of our products while providing great value for our customers.
The Arun Urn is one of our most popular pet ashes caskets and has been a mainstay of our standard returns casket range for many years.
Classic styling makes this a very popular style with families who want a traditional wooden pet urn and it is a particularly good choice for personalisation with engraving, either directly onto the urn itself or with a plaque.
The Arun has always been a hardwood casket, made from solid Ash wood. The introduction of the Arun in bamboo tackles two issues head-on.
We know that hardwoods are continuing to increase in price. Although we do our best to offset price increases, we know that, inevitably, this will result in pushing up the price of our caskets in traditional woods such as ash and oak. We see the introduction of a bamboo Arun Urn as a way to avert price increases stemming from the rising cost of hardwood.
Bamboo is a very sustainable material. A very fast-growing plant – in fact, it’s a type of grass – bamboo grows to its full size in a matter of months, which is extremely fast when compared with the time trees can take to grow to harvest for wood. It has the ability to regenerate and be harvested within a short time and this makes bamboo extremely sustainable as a material for all kinds of uses.
In addition to its sustainability as a resource, bamboo also has some other environmental benefits, as it reduces carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increases oxygen. Bamboo thrives in growing conditions that other crops find challenging, freeing up better quality land for other crops. Without the need for fertiliser or pesticides, it can be eco-friendly for farmers to grow alongside their other crops. The root systems of bamboo plants also help reduce soil erosion and farmers can use it as a barrier to protect other crops from water and soil loss. It doesn’t even need replanting, as bamboo can regenerate from its own root system, making it low maintenance.
If you would like to talk to us about stocking this new, more eco-friendly bamboo Arun Casket, please complete the form below.