Washington is the first state to ever human composting

in the vicinityvideo Washington state to allow human composting

Gov. Jay Inslee, Democrat from Washington, has signed a bill into law on Tuesday, the composting of human bodies as an alternative to burials and cremations.

The Evergreen state is the first state to the action to approve, after an earlier study involved study, that the six supporters who agreed to the Bio-reduction. The results were positive and the “floor smelled of earth and nothing else.”

Troy Hottle, a fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told The Seattle Times earlier this year that the method is as “close to the natural process of decomposition [as], you would assume a body, to undergo, before we had an industrialized society.”

Licensed facilities in the state, offer a “natural Bio-reduction.” The body is mixed with substances, such as wood-cart chips in about two thrust, to the value of the soil in a period of several weeks. Love are allowed to spread around the earth, just because they would otherwise spread the ashes of someone who has been cremated — or even use it to plant vegetables or a tree.

“There is sense of, and use, what happens to our bodies after death,” said Nora Menkin, executive director of the Seattle-based People’s Memorial Association, which helps people plan funerals.


The bill, SB 5001, occurs on 1. In may 2020. The bill passed supposedly slightly in April and had the support of both parties in the Senate and the house of representatives.

A NBC News report from last year said the procedure could cost $5,500.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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