Why Be Buried Or Cremated When You Can Be Composted?
State in the U.S. the first to allow ‘natural organic reduction’.
What happens to our bodies when we die? Some people choose to be buried in a fancy coffin, others choose to be cremated and have their ashes scattered across the ocean, but now in the state of Washington in the U.S. you also have the option of being turned into compost.
“Natural organic reduction” is the name of the process and it turns the human body into soil in just a matter of weeks.
A bill allowing the process, which some people like to refer to as “human composting” has been sent to the Governor’s office for approval.
The main reason behind the method is that it has a low environmental impact. The natural organic reduction process turns the body into enough soil to fill two large wheelbarrows. You can then keep the soil in an urn, as you would with a cremated body, or use it to plant a tree.
The Governor’s office in Washington said the idea “seems like a thoughtful effort to soften our footprint.”
Sadly, the way I want my body to be taken care of when I die is still not allowed, but I will continue to fight every day for my right to have my body loaded into a cannon and fired at the moon.