The patented Eco Scattering Urn is one of our most popular urns! We designed it to not only be beautiful and dignified, but also highly functional and easy to use.
This innovative scattering urn is made only from bamboo, a material known for its strength, light weight, and stunning appearance. It’s also a sustainable resource and is considered one of the most eco-friendly building materials on the planet! Each hand-made urn is rubbed with a natural oil to accentuate the grains and colors of the bamboo. The lid is secured with a strong, birch wood locking pin. Also, every Eco Scattering Urn is wrapped in an attractive decorative paper and placed inside a special hand sewn, 100% natural cotton drawstring bag /sleeve, which is very convenient for traveling.
One-of-a-Kind Locking Mechanism - The unique locking mechanism secures your loved one's ashes in the urn while traveling to your special place to scatter. In addition, for families who want to scatter at multiple locations, this special locking feature gives you the ability to scatter, then re-secure the remaining ashes in the urn. The patented Eco Scattering is the only scattering urn available with this beneficial and convenient safety function!
Sizes - We build three different sizes to meet your needs. Each size was designed to fit well in the hand with the appropriate length and balance to make it easy to scatter. Below find a simplified guide to help you choose the right size:
- Large – Designed to hold a ALL of the ashes of a loved one (or less if desired) (approx. 220 cu.in.). This is the right choice if you would like to scatter all or most of the ashes.
- Medium – Designed to hold about 1/2 of the ashes of a loved one (approx. 100 cu. In.). This is a good choice if you are splitting the ashes in two among family or friends or if you would just like to scatter a portion of the ashes.
- Small – Designed to hold about 1/4 of the ashes of a loved one (approx. 50 cu.in). This is a good choice if you are splitting the ashes among multiple family members or friends, or if you would just like to scatter a portion of the ashes.
Cotton Bag / Cotton Sleeve - Every Eco Scattering Urn is wrapped in an attractive decorative paper and placed inside a special hand sewn, 100% natural cotton drawstring bag /sleeve. This strong, lovely bag is very convenient for transport and traveling.
Engraving - The bamboo surface engraves beautifully! The option to have your urn engraved is available at checkout. Our special engraving equipment use a specialized laser to engrave the bamboo with names, dates, symbols, and a special personal message.
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 Plan 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, keepsake, etc.). The family plan discounts each additional urn when you purchase more than one, making it more affordable to pursue the memorial options best suited for your family. Click here and when ordering more than one urn use Discount Code FAMILYPROGRAM at checkout for 10% off your order.
Pre Need (making plans in advance) - Many people are interested in taking care of plans ahead of time. The Eco Scattering Urn can be purchased in advance for yourself or 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 ground and exposed to soil and moisture. Therefore, it can be stored safely for many years before use (as long as desired).
Eco Friendly & Biodegradable - The Eco Scattering Urn is 100% all natural and biodegradable, 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 ground and exposed to soil and moisture. Therefore, it can be used to scatter ashes right away or it can be used as a regular urn to hold ashes for as many years as you like before scattering. After scattering, you can keep it as a keepsake or repurpose for other uses if you like. Or, since it is made of bamboo and biodegradable, it can be disposed of in nature when you're finished scattering, if desired.
Travel Friendly, TSA Compliant - All of our urns are easy to travel with and are TSA permissible. They are made from biodegradable materials and can therefore be “X-Rayed” (TSA prohibits traveling with urns made from metal or other materials that cannot be “X-Rayed”). In addition, each Eco Scattering Urn comes with strong, hand sewn, 100% premium cotton, bag / sleeve, convenient for traveling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use Ecorial with your Eco Scattering Urn!
The Ecorial® App is the leading new way to memorialize and honor a loved one as they Rest in Nature®. When scattering ashes on land or in the water, burying remains at a special place, or planting ashes with a tree, use the Ecorial® App to “mark the spot” by recording the exact GPS coordinates plus the time and date of the event. You can also upload photos and videos of your loved one’s forever resting place and create a beautiful interactive online memorial with ease. This special location and permanent record can be found by future generations forever on the Memory Map® and shared with family, friends, and, if you choose, the world to see! The Ecorial® app can be found in Apple’s App Store (for iOS), Google Play (for Android), and on the web at ecorial.org.
We developed the patented Eco Scattering Urn to fill the void in the market for truly eco-friendly and affordable scattering urns for ashes and scattering tubes for ashes. There are many urns for scattering ashes but Eco Scattering has important differences and is a truly unique urn for scattering ashes.
The Eco Scatttering Urn is the first and only bamboo scattering urn on the market. One main difference between our scatter urn and others is that it is designed specifically for that purpose. Other options available include wooden boxes and paper boxes that are sold as urns for scattering ashes outdoors. While they may be called ash scatter urns they are simply boxes with lids that can be removed resulting in a large opening, like any container, not necessarily a container for scattering ashes or a container for spreading ashes outdoors. They are not designed specifically to make scattering ashes easier or more dignified. Other options include cardboard tubes with a design screen printed on the surface such as the ocean sunset scatter tube which is made from a cardboard material and is therefore not very eco-friendly, especially when it is screen printed. They are also loaded by sliding one piece inside the other and require gluing which makes it a little complicated and involves extra work. Furthermore, these products require that the user pop out the center of the hole when it is time to scatter and this limits what the customer can do as with that scatter urn it can be a challenge to scatter the ashes in multiple places. Having the hole in the center makes it a challenge to release all of the cremated remains out of the scatter tube. The Eco Scattering Urn was designed to overcome all of these disadvantages and to offer a truly ecofriendly alternative.
To accomplish this we created a patented product with special design features and made it out of bamboo, which is one of the most eco friendly building materials on the planet. Bamboo is considered a grass and after it is harvested it grows back quickly in a short period of time. Wood, by comparison, takes much longer to grow back once it is cut down for use, in general. Cardboard, which other products are made from, is processed timber using large amounts of energy and chemicals. Even though the Eco Scattering Urn is made from bamboo it looks like a wood scattering urn and many people consider it as such. Another feature of the patented Eco Scattering Urn is that the top can be locked into an open and a closed position with a birch wood locking pin. This allows the user to easily secure the ashes in the urn. The urn can then be stored for days, weeks or even years before scattering. When the user is ready to scatter ashes, they simply pull the locking pin out and rotate the top into the open position and then place the locking pin back in to lock the top in the open position. This answers the question of how to open a scattering urn for families. This truly unique feature allows families to scatter cremated remains at multiple places by multiple people with ease as it can be easily resealed and secured. Also, the opening is carved out of the corner of the top so ashes can be dispersed with control and also so it is easy to empty the urn of all the ashes when scattering.
Because the patented Eco Scattering Urn is made from bamboo, an environmentally friendly, natural and biodegradable material, the family has more options as they can place it in the water, leave it in the forest or bury it in the ground without causing any harm. The Eco Scattering Urn can also serve as a water urn for water burials at sea or in a lake or river. The Eco Scattering Urn is TSA compliant and is considered a flight ready urn as it is made only from from bamboo and a birch wood pin and can therefore be X-Rayed.
The eco Scattering Urns come in three sizes – the large size is designed for a full set of a single persons remains. These are called a scattering urn for a full set of ashes by funeral homes. The Mediums are considered scattering urns for splitting up the ashes in two portions (two mediums have the volume of one large). And the smalls are considered small urns for scattering ashes and they are designed for families splitting the remains into more than two (four smalls have the volume of one large). Many families will split up the ashes and buy multiple eco scattering urns so all of the siblings or family members will have remains to scatter. Many families will also buy the small Eco Scattering urn to serve as a keepsake urn so they can keep a small portion of the ashes. Even though Eco Scattering Urns are biodegradable, they can be used as permanent keepsake urns and will not biodegrade unless buried or if the scatter urns water immersed.
The Eco Scattering Urn is a great choice for families looking for special ideas for scattering ashes. Some of the ideas we have heard families share are scattering ashes in California or scattering ashes in Florida or scattering ashes in Myrtle Beach or scattering ashes in the Mississippi River or scattering ashes in National Parks or elsewhere. Different parts of the country have different rules on scattering cremated remains with a cremation ash spreader and we therefore advise families to look into the rules and regulations and seek permission whenever necessary.