Washington Becomes 1st State to Legalize Composting Human Corpses
My home state is really making some moves and shaking things up. I blogged about this when it was just an idea, but now it's really happening. Washington state has just become the first state to legalize human composting. Corpses. Kinda morbid, but it's happening.
Residents of Washington state may want to rewrite their wills, because they've got a new option for what to do with their bodies when they shuffle off this mortal coil.
The Seattle Times reports that on Tuesday, Washington became the first U.S. state to legalize human composting. The law, which takes effect May 1, 2020, will allow for the Seattle company Recompose to build the first urban "organic reduction" funeral home in the U.S.
The "organic reduction" or composting process involves wood chips, straw and other materials. It takes about four weeks and is similar to the current process of "livestock composting." In a test run, the process resulted in clean, rich and odorless soil.
So- think you'll add "please compost me after I die" to your will and or after-death wishes? I'm not sure I will. But the verdict is still out.