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Washington first US state to legalize human composting

Terra Daily Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Washington first US state to legalize human compostingLos Angeles (AFP) May 21, 2019

Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will have the option to have their bodies transformed into soil suitable for use in gardening in a pro
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Washington State Legalizes Composting Human Remains Legislation signed in on May 22 has made Washington the first state to allow composting as an alternative to burying human remains. Licensed facilities will now be able to offer “natural organic reduction,” which turns a body into soil in the...

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