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This hardwood urn has a length of 11.75", width 8" and height 5.5", weighing approximately 5 lbs. The bottom plate can be removed to deposit the cremated remains.
Cremations as percentage of deaths are rising rapidly. The U.S. national rate is 26%. Canada’s is 45%. In England and Japan, it is 90%. These rates will continue to increase for a number of reasons: Economic - the direct and indirect costs associated with cremation are much lower than burial. Environmental – less land, if any depending on deposition, is used. Sanitary considerations - in-ground burial can contaminate water supplies. There is more flexibility to the deposition of the cremated remains compared to a casket burial. For these reasons, cremation has become an acceptable, and for many, preferable form of deposition.