The world’s first funerary human composting facility is slated to open in the spring of 2021 after Washington State lawmakers legalized the posthumous process earlier this year. Seattle-based company Recompose will be the first to offer “natural organic reduction," a process that owner Katrina Spade says gently converts human remains – bones, teeth, and all – into organic soil. “The transformation of human to soil happens inside our reusable, hexagonal Recomposition Vessels. When the process has finished, families will be able to take home some of the soil created, while gardens on-site will remind us that all of life is interconnected,” writes Recompose on its website . The new-age funeral home celebrated the opening of its first location in a 1,720-square-meter (18,500-square-foot) building last month after legislators changed state law regarding after-death services, making Washington State the first to allow human composting, reported The Seattle Times . SB 5001 “ Concerning human remains ” was signed into law in May, recognizing “natural organic reduction” as an acceptable means of the disposition of bodies. The law is set to go into effect on May 1 of next year. A body is placed inside of a reusable vessel, covered with wood […]

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    • They have a much better composting process than I do. I wonder if it’s similar to one of the super compposters that seems being used for municipal organic waste? Input is wet waste, output is biochar.

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