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.