Washington state could be the first state to legalize human composting

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When people die, most are buried or cremated. Washington could soon become the first state to allow another option: human composting.

Burial can leach chemicals into the ground and cremation releases carbon dioxide (CO2).

The new approach is called “recomposition” and it involves accelerating the bodies decomposition into a nutrient-dense soil that can then be returned to families.

Not only it is better for the environment, it would also be a less expensive alternative. Human remains would be gently broken down into soil that can be used to sustain new life.

Want to help grow a tree after you have died? Then human composting, or recomposition, may be for you 😉

Author: easyecotips

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