No longer will the options when we die be a choice between just burial or cremation. Soon it will be possible to compost your remains and leave your loved ones with rich soil , thanks to a new funeral service opening in Seattle in 2021 that will convert humans into soil in just 30 days, as The Independent reported. Recompose markets itself as a service offering "natural organic reduction" to the public, according to its website . The facility is meant to recognize that death is a momentous spiritual event and to take the opportunity to reconnect funeral rites with nature and to offer a greener alternative to burial or cremation, according to Fast Company . Recompose, which will be able to hold 75 bodies in its flagship facility in Seattle, says it will turn a dead body into usable soil in just 30 days in a process that is much less resource-intensive than cremation or burial. In fact, according to the The Independent , the process will use one-eighth the energy of cremation and save a metric ton of CO2 from being emitted, compared to most forms of burial. A burial usually requires chemical-laden embalming, while cremation is […]

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