Scatter Tubes – a beautiful, simple way to scatter ashes

We created a better way to return ashes to families that’s more attractive, and simpler, for scattering.

Scatter Tubes were created in 2007 by our founder, Richard Bush. He envisaged an attractive, eco-friendly alternative to plastic ashes jars for returning ashes after cremation, that is appealing to families and simple for scattering ashes.

Scatter Tubes are made from recycled cardboard, and are recyclable, so they make perfect temporary containers for ashes. With many designs and sizes available, they can be used for full ashes, shared or keepsake ashes. Families wanting to share the responsibility of scattering can each have a small Scatter Tube to use at a scattering ceremony, a lovely way to bring families together for a final farewell.

Scatter tubes come in many lovely printed designs that are recyclable and there are fully biodegradable textured options in a range of colours. All are made from over 90% recycled materials.

Scatter Tubes are available from your funeral director or crematorium

Ashes return with Scatter Tubes

Scatter Tubes are the “ashes return” urn of choice for many funeral directors and crematoria. If you would prefer your loved one’s ashes returned to you in a Scatter Tube, speak to your funeral director who will be able to advise you.

You can choose to have ashes returned in multiple small Scatter Tubes to divide amongst family members or to share the responsibility of scattering. You may wish to keep the ashes in an attractive temporary container while you take your time to consider the perfect permanent urn or memorial. If you want to keep a tiny quantity of ashes to place into a keepsake at a later date a tiny keepsake-sized Scatter Tube would be a perfect choice. Scatter Tubes are versatile and appealing and suitable for any of these situations.

Scattering ashes with a Scatter Tube

Scatter Tubes have a protective outer lid and an inner lid with a perforated opening. When it is time to scatter the ashes, the perforation is pushed through and ashes are scattered from the opening. After scattering, the outer lid can be replaced and the Scatter Tube can be kept, buried or recycled.

Transporting ashes with a Scatter Tube

Scatter Tubes can also be used for transportation or repatriation of ashes as they are light, sturdy and compact. We recommend you seek the guidance of a funeral director for repatriation advice. Where Scatter Tubes are not deemed suitable, we offer our Findon Urn with features that allow for ashes inspection by officials where required.

Scatter Tubes for the funeral director

Scatter Tubes are available to funeral directors across the UK. We supply Scatter Tubes direct to co-operatives and large groups and they are available to independent FDs via our official stockist Allsops CTF Ltd

If you are interested in branded or bespoke Scatter Tubes you can read more about our services for trade customers here or contact us to discuss.


You can order our beautiful woven coffins through your Funeral Director


After adding this item to your basket you will be redirected to personalise the included accessory.

You have chosen a product that can be personalised. Would you like to personalise it now?

Personalise now