Washington Allows Compost of Human Bodies

Washington Allows Compost of Human Bodies

Washington has allowed human bodies to be composted rather than being buried or cremated, thus becoming the first U.S. state to permit such a method.

The new law, signed by Governor Jay Inslee, permits certified facilities to offer "natural organic reduction", according to which a body would be turned into soil by mixing it with substances.

The procedure based on "livestock composting" has been used by farmers for many years.

Source: Kataeb.org