New York Is The Latest State To Legalize ‘Human Composting’

  • Recompose, a funeral home in Seattle that has encouraged passage of “human composting” legislation across the country, says their version of the practice requires one-eighth of the energy needed in cremation or conventional burial.
  • Staff members lay the deceased body in a “vessel surrounded by wood chips, alfalfa, and straw” for one month as bacteria catalyze “change on the molecular level, resulting in the formation of a nutrient-dense soil.”
  • Loved ones can then use the material to “enrich conservation land, forests, or gardens.”
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