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Human Composting now legal in Washington


Gov. Jay Inslee, center, turns to talk with Katrina Spade, upper left, the founder and CEO of Recompose, at bill-signing for human composting.
Credit: Ted S. Warren

“Washington becomes the first state to legalize composting of humans”

“Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing composting as an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains.

“Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday [May 21] legalizing human composting. The bill will go into effect in May next year.

“Currently in Washington, bodies can either be cremated or buried. The process of recomposition provides a third option that speeds up the process of turning dead bodies into soil, a practice colloquially known as ‘human composting,'” by Faith Karimi and Amir Vera, CNN.

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Posted by Steve on June 12, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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