The Eco Water Urn is one of our most popular specialty urns! This innovative BioUrn® is designed to scatter the ashes of a loved one in a water burial in the ocean, river, lake or off the beach with dignity and ease. The Eco Water Urn comes packaged in a beautiful bamboo case, which serves to protect the water urn while it is stored and/or transported – it’s also a beautiful display for a sea burial or ceremony!
How the Eco Water Urn Works
Once the Eco Water Urn is placed in the water, it will float upright with the top portion easily visible above the water. The proprietary urn is designed to float upright, like a buoy, for up to a few minutes (time depends on the weight and water conditions). Within a short time, the bottom portion submerged in water will dissolve and release the cremated remains, 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.
Families have the option to write special messages on the surface of the Eco Water Urn with a marker. The Eco Water Urn can also be easily combined with a beautiful plant wreath or flower leis from your local florist which can fit nicely around the urn in the water. Another popular option is to simply spread flower petals in the water around the urn.
The Eco Water Urn BioUrn® is designed to hold as much or as little of one set of ashes (> 225 cu.in.). It is large enough to hold all 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. Our Family Program was designed specifically for this reason and provides you with a discount when you order more than one, making it more affordable to pursue all the personal memorial options best suited for your family (simply use discount code FAMILYPROGRAM at checkout when ordering more than one urn to receive 10% off).
Every Eco Water Urn BioUrn® comes packaged 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!
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®
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.
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.
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)
We understand your interest 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).
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use Ecorial with your Eco Water 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 can be found 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.
More About the Eco Water Urn
The proprietary Eco Water Urn is considered a water burial urn or a biodegradable water urn and has become one of the most popular options for sea burials. A water burial is a ceremony when families scatter ashes in water or scatter ashes in the ocean or scatter ashes in a river or scatter ashes in a lake. The Eco Water urn can be purchased here, or at funeral homes all over the United States as it has quickly become one of the most popular biodegradable urn for scattering ashes in water. Some people refer to it as a water urn pod for ashes or a sea burial. The Eco Water urn is completely unique and has some strong advantages compared with other biodegradable urns for water burials, other biodegradable urns used in burial at sea and other options for scattering remains in water. These other options include the biodegradable ashes pillow also known as the pillow water urn or the burial at sea pillow and the biodegradable turtle urn also known as the sea turtle cremation urn and the lily biodegradable urn among others.
So why is the proprietary Eco Water Urn different? First, it is shaped like a buoy and floats upright and is made from a special biodegradable material. The shape, design and the special biodegradable and all natural composition, made from plant derived materials, is completely unique and important for performance. These factors enable the Eco Water burial urn to float in a controlled manner and be visible to the family for a short period before breaking down and completely releasing and freeing the ashes in the water. As a result families can expect a smooth ceremony and predictable performance. The shape and special material are the key as the weight distribution allows the urn to float for one to two minutes after which the bottom will fall out releasing and completely freeing the cremated remains. Shortly thereafter, the top will break apart and sink. This gives families control and comfort knowing the ceremony will be beautiful and dignified.
The other products available for water burials including the ones listed above are shaped so that the weight of the cremated remains is distributed and spread out across a large surface area and as a result, the urn takes longer time period to break down which can make it a challenge for the family to know what to expect. It is not ideal to not know how long the urn will float and this can result in uncomfortable and awkward situations. Some other options like the sand urn and the salt urn will quickly sink and take a long time to biodegrade and release the cremated remains. Another feature of the Eco Water Urn is that families can write special notes to their loved on the urn with a regular marker. This is something that has become very popular with families. The Eco water urn also comes in a beautiful bamboo urn case which makes it easy, convenient and safe to transport the eco Water Urn to water burial site. Some of the other options, such as the ones listed above, are large and awkward to transport. The beautiful bamboo urn case is also a wonderful addition for ceremonies as the urn is displayed with a beautiful presentation and in a dignified manner. Also, with its buoy shape it is popular for families to combine wreaths and flower leis as they fit very nicely with the Eco Water Urn for their water burial ceremonies.