Residents in the state of Washington are set to become the first in US to be permitted to be disposed of by so-called “human composting”, a process that rapidly transforms remains into soil and is considered less harmful to be environment than burial or cremation.
Members of the state legislature voted to pass bill SB500l, a measure that would legalise the use of both alkaline hydrolysis and natural organic reduction for human bodies.
The move comes amid growing interest in alternative ways of disposing of human bodies. Supporters of the bill have said they like the idea of
remains being recycled and helping nourish plants or trees.