Eco Water Urn
Eco Water Urn
Eco Water Urn
Eco Water Urn
Eco Water Urn
Eco Water Urn

Eco Water Urn

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Regular price $ 139.00 Sale price $ 129.00

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Giving your loved one a beautiful memorial in a body of water is now possible with the Eco Water Urn! This innovative water urn gives you the ability to scatter ashes with ease in a simple, yet dignified way.

When placed in water, this special all-natural urn is designed to float upright like a buoy. Within a short time, the bottom portion submerged in water will dissolve and release the ashes, freeing them to spread underwater. The remaining top portion may continue to be visible for a short time before sinking and dissolving out of sight.

Eco Friendly & Biodegradable

The Eco Water Urn is 100% all natural and biodegradable. The urn itself is made from recycled plant materials and cellulose using only water, heat and pressure and without any glues or binding agents.  The casing is made entirely from beautiful bamboo. Bamboo is a sustainable resource and happens to be one of the most environmentally friendly building materials on the planet! 

Although it is biodegradable, it will not biodegrade unless it is placed in the water. Therefore, it can be used for a water burial right away or it can be used as a regular urn to hold ashes for as many years as you like before eventually freeing the remains in nature. After use, you can keep the bamboo case as keepsake or repurpose for other uses if you like. 

Size

The Eco Water Urn BioUrn® is designed to hold as much or as little of one set of ashes (size of 225 cu. in.).  It is large enough to hold all of a person’s ashes, but you may also include just a portion. This is the case when families split up the remains among family and friends or if they simply want use the remains for different urns or keepsakes. Our instructions explain any adjustments to make when including different amounts. 

Bamboo Case

Every Eco Water Urn BioUrn® comes in a beautiful handmade bamboo case. The bamboo case provides protection when storing remains or when traveling to that special place on the water to scatter. It also provides for a lovely presentation for ceremonies!

Engraving

The bamboo surface engraves beautifully! The option to have yours engraved is available at checkout.  Our special engraving equipment uses a laser to engrave the bamboo with names, dates, symbols, and a special personal message.

Write Messages on The BioUrn®

writing on urn

Families have the option to write special and messages on the surface of the Eco Water Urn with a marker to add a personal touch. 

Shipping

We understand your situation may be time sensitive. For this reason, we do our very best to ship your order as soon as possible!

  • Orders without Engravings:  Orders received before 2pm MT (4pm ET) will be shipped out the same day.
  • Orders with Engravings:  Orders received before 2pm MT (4pm ET) will likely be shipped out the same day (we will try our very best).  However, since custom engraving takes some time, it may ship the next day. 
  • Once shipped, how long until it arrives?  - We’re based in Denver and regular shipping takes 2 to 4 days depending on your proximity to us.  Of course, we also offer Overnight Express and 2-Day Express shipping options if needed.  

Family Program

The Family Program is designed for families that are splitting up remains or sharing remains among family to use remains for different purposes (scattering, Living Urn, The Living Urn Outdoors, keeping some in a traditional urn, etc.). The family program provides you with a discount of 10% off your entire order when ordering more than one urn (simply use discount code FAMILYPROGRAM at checkout) - making it more affordable to pursue the memorial options best suited for your family. 

Pre Need (making plans in advance)

Many families are interested in taking care of plans ahead of time. The Eco Water Urn can be purchased for yourself or in advance for a loved one. The urn has no expiration, and although it is all natural and biodegradable, it will not biodegrade unless it is placed in the water. Therefore, it can be stored safely for many years before use (as long as desired). 

Frequently Asked Questions

Optional Scattering Service

Many families choose to use the Eco Water Urn on their own to memorialize a loved one, while others prefer to use a boating or scattering service.  Click here to learn about the various scattering at sea services and packages we offer for the Eco Water Urn in both, the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.


How it works

The Eco Water Urn is patent pending and has become one of the most popular options for water burials and is classified as a biodegradable water urn or a water burial urn. So, what is a water burial or sea burial?  A Water Burial is a special ceremony to scatter ashes in a body of water and commemorate and honor a loved one. During a water burial event, families scatter ashes in water or scatter ashes in the ocean.  Depending on the location, the family may also scatter ashes in a river or scatter ashes in a lake.  The Eco Water Urn has fast become the most popular biodegradable urn for scattering ashes in water and it can be purchased on our website and also at funeral homes all over the United States. A common alternative name for the Eco Water Urn is the water urn pod for ashes.

Why is the Eco Water urn so special? The Eco Water urn is special because it has a number of important advantages when comparing it to s other biodegradable urns used in burial at sea and other options for scattering remains in water or other biodegradable urns for water burials. An alternative to the Eco Water Urn is the biodegradable ashes pillow and some people also refer to this product as the burial at sea pillow the pillow water urn or the sea turtle cremation urn, which is also known as the biodegradable turtle urn, and the lily biodegradable urn among others. The Eco Water Urn different than these options because it is shaped like a buoy and floats in an easily visible and appealing manner with the bottom submerged and the top above water. The Eco Water Urn is also made from a highly attractive special biodegradable material that is made from plant derived material.  Its unique composition, design and shape all are important for its superior performance. These features allow the Eco Water burial urn to float in an upright position with balance and control. It is easy to see for onlookers and after a short period it breaks apart, releasing and completely freeing the cremated remains into the water.  With the Eco Water Urn, families have peace of mind knowing the performance of the urn will be predictable and the ceremony will be smooth. Because the Eco Water Urn is shaped the way it is and because if its special material composition, the distribution of the weight of the cremated remains enables the Eco Water Urn to float like a buoy for several minutes before the bottom gives way and releases the ashes, allowing them to disperse freely into the water. In a very short time after that, the remaining floating top will break down and sink.  It is important for the family to know that the water burial ceremony will be beautiful and dignified and the ashes will be dispersed in the water with grace.  The Eco Water Urn provides this comfort and confidence. 

There are a number of other products available on the market for scattering ashes in water or water burials and most are shaped in a way so that the weight of the ashes is spread across a large area as most have a thin, flat shape.  Because the weigh is distributed over a large surface area due to the urn shape, these products can be unpredictable and may take a long time to break down and sink. As a result, it can be difficult for families to know what to expect for their ceremony. The resulting variability in float time is not ideal and has the potential to create awkward or uncomfortable situations in ceremonies. Another urn used in water burials is the salt urn or the sand urn.  Eco Water is different than these because these urns will immediately sink and take a long time to break down and free the cremation ashes. Many families also choose the Eco Water Urn because they can write notes and special messages to their loved one directly on the Eco Water Urn with a regular marker pen. Writing messages on the urn before sending it into the water has become very popular with Water Burial ceremonies. Another unique and advantageous feature of the Eco water urn is that it is held and transported in a beautiful and sleek bamboo urn case. This makes it safe, convenient and easy to travel with the special urn to site where the water burial will take place.  Some of the other water urns available are large and of a shape that makes them awkward and difficult to travel with and transport.  The Eco Water Urn’s beautiful bamboo urn case also creates a dignified and attractive presentation water burial ceremonies to enhance the memorial experience. Lastly, its unique buoy or capsule shape allows families to attach beautiful flower leis or plant wreaths to the Eco Water Urn enhancing the beautiful water burial ceremony to honor their loved one and scatter the ashes in the water in the most beautiful, dignified and graceful way.