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Washington may become first state to legalize human composting [View all]

Source: New York Daily News

Washington may become the first state to legalize human composting — which would give families a third option in addition to burial or cremation after their relatives die.

In the process — also called “recomposition,” — bodies are placed in a vessel which speeds up decomposition and turned into a soil which can be returned to families, NBC reported.

“We really only have two easily accessible options in the U.S. — cremation and burial,” said Katrina Spade, a 41-year-old Seattle-based designer and architect. “And the question is: Why do we only have two options, and what would it look like if we had a dozen?”

Democratic Sen. Jamie Pedersen is sponsoring a bill that would expand options for disposing human remains. If the bill is passed, it would take place May 1, 2020.

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