This urn is produced with completely sustainable materials. Each urn is hand styled by skilled artisans who apply real beach sand (or crushed quartz) to the outer surface of the urn. Little kittens are carved into the border. The actual urn is made from gegetable-based gelatin. The urns have holes in the bottom, which allow them to quickly and gracefully sink into the water. In water, the urn will break down in three days. If buried, it will biodegrade in about three months. Each urn also comes with protective packaging that allows for discreet and convenient transportation. Our Sand Urn will hold up to a 35 lb. pet.