The patented Eco Scattering Urn was created to fill the need in the market for high quality, affordable and truly eco-friendly scattering urns for ashes. While there are several urn options available for scattering ashes, the Eco Scattering Urn is completely unique and has a number of important advantages as an urn for scattering ashes. First off, the patented Eco Scattering Urn is the first and only bamboo scattering urn on the available on the market today. While there are some bamboo boxes sold, none are designed specifically as a scatter ashes urn like the Eco Scattering Urn for scattering the cremated remains of a loved one with control, dignity and grace. Furthermore, the other options available include paper boxes, wooden boxes and bamboo boxes, that are marketed as urns for scattering ashes outdoors. For marketing purposes they are described as ash scatter urns but they are really just simple boxes with removable lids. The lids are simply removed and like any container, there is a large opening where contents can be emptied. They are simply containers and not designed as a container for spreading ashes or a container for scattering ashes outdoors. As basic containers, they do not have any features that make scattering ashes more graceful or dignified, and therefore are not specifically ash scattering containers for cremated remains. Some other options for scattering cremation ashes are screen printed cardboard tubes. One such tube is the ocean sunset scatter tube urn. These tubes are made from cardboard or a cardboard like material and is therefore not an environmentally friendly choice, especially with the screen printing involved. Besides not being eco friendly, they are also functionally inferior as they can be complicated to assemble and fill and also require gluing which involves extra work. Also, with these urns, ashes are scattered from a hole that is popped out of the center of the top. Once the hole is popped out, the top remains open and it is no longer convenience to scatter in multiple places. Also, with the hole positioned in the center, it can sometimes be a challenge to empty and free all of the ashes out of the ash scatter tube urn.
The patented Eco Scattering Urn, however, was developed and designed specifically to overcome each of these issues and disadvantages with its beneficial and unique features. First, the Eco Scattering Urn is a truly environmentally friendly alternative and is handmade from bamboo, not cardboard. Bamboo is a strong, lightweight and highly attractive and is also one of the most eco friendly building materials on the planet because it grows back in such a short period of time after being harvested. Wood, by comparison, requires many years to grow back compared with months for bamboo. Cardboard, from which some of the other urn products are made, is derived from wood from trees and is highly processed which requires using large amounts of harmful chemicals and energy. The Eco Scattering Urn is handmade from bamboo but it resembles a cylindrical wood scattering urn for ashes.
Another important and unique feature and benefit of the patented Eco Scattering Urn is that the special lid, using 100% birch locking pin, can easily be locked into a closed and open position. When the Eco Scattering Urn is locked closed, the ashes are secured the ashes inside the urn. With the Eco Scattering Urn, the cremated remains can be stored for safely in urn weeks or even many years before scattering so the family can scatter whenever they are ready. When it is time to scatter ashes, the user can simply pull the birch locking pin out and rotate the lid into the open position and then replace the pin to lock the Eco Scatter Urn in the open position. The Eco Scattering Urn is easy to open and close safely and this explains how to open a scattering urn for families. Many families want to scatter ashes at more than one place or have more than one family member participate. This feature makes it easy for families to di this as unlike other options on the market, the Eco Scattering Urn can be easily resealed and secured.
Another important feature unique to the Eco Scattering Urn is the opening on the lid is cut out from the corner / edge so the cremated remains can be dispersed with control and also so it is easy to transfer out and free all of the ashes out from the urn when scattering. In addition, the patented Eco Scattering Urn is made from bamboo, a natural, biodegradable and environmentally friendly material and this gives the family options during and after scattering as they can leave the eco scattering urn in the forest, they can place it in the water, or they can bury it in the ground without causing any harm. Some people also use the Eco Scattering Urn for water burials as a water urn in the ocean or in a river or lake. The Eco Scattering Urn is a flight ready urn that is completely TSA compliant.
The Eco Scattering Urns come in three different sizes. The size Large is designed to hold all of the cremated remains of a single person and are therefore considered a scattering urn for all the ashes or a scattering urn for a full set of ashes by funeral homes. The Eco Scattering Urns of size Mediums are known as scattering urns for splitting up the ashes in two portions as one Large has the same volume as two Mediums. The Small Eco Scattering Urns are called small urns for scattering ashes and they are designed for families dividing up ashes into more than two portions as one Large has the volume of four smalls. It is very common for families to divide the cremated remains into several eco scattering urns so each family member will have remains to scatter. The Small Eco Scattering Urn is also commonly used as a keepsake urn to keep a small portion of the ashes permanently. They are great as keepsake urns and will last permanently and not biodegrade unless buried or if the scatter urns water immersed. The Living Urn, the Eco Burial Urn, The Eco Water Urn and The Eco Scattering Urns are popular choices for people looking for special ideas for scattering ashes. We often hear from families that have plans for scattering ashes in Florida or scattering ashes in California or scattering ashes in Myrtle Beach or scattering ashes in National Parks or scattering ashes in the Mississippi River or elsewhere. We advise families to look into the various local rules and regulations and seek permission whenever necessary as different parts of the country have different rules on scattering cremated remains with a cremation ash spreader.