Would you like to become a tree after your death? Human composting could be answer.
The World’s first human composting service will open in 2021 in Washington state. What is human composting? It’s just a process to decompose the human body in the same way as any organic material, turning it into soil.
Why is this eco-friendly?
Whether you choose to be buried in a coffin or cremated, it’s not a great outcome for the planet. Burial needs the production of a coffin, which is then buried underground forever. Cremation will release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
By choosing human composting, you could help the planet even after your death! The first firm to offer this service is called Recomposelife and will be the first the offer this service.
After a study on deceased volunteers, the firm claims that you could save 1.4 tons of CO2 by composting your body compared to cremation or burial. The study showed that soft tissue breaks down completely in 30 days only. More than 15,000 people have already registered their interest.
So how does this work?
The process involved laying the body in a closed vessel with woodchips, alfalfa and straw grass. The body is slowly rotated to allow microbes to break it down.
30 days later, your remains will be available for your relatives to use as compost to grow beautiful plants or trees.
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