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Friday, January 27, 2023

New York legalizes composting of human bodies

New York has become the sixth state in the US nation to allow the composting of human remains. A method that is considered more ecological than traditional burial and cremation.

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Also known as “natural organic depletion,” exercise causes the body to break down over several weeks. To achieve this the corpse is stored in an airtight container.

Washington was the first US state to legalize it. Then follow Colorado, Oregon, Vermont and California.

Now it was New York’s turn. The state becomes the sixth US jurisdiction to allow human composting following Saturday’s seal from Democratic Governor Cathy Hochul.

According to what was published on the BBC The body is placed in a closed container with selected materials such as wood chips, alfalfa and straw, and slowly decomposes under the action of microbes.

After a period of about a month, and a heating process to eliminate any contamination, loved ones receive the resulting soil. It can be used for planting flowers, vegetables or trees.

For its part, US company Recompose has said its service can save a ton of carbon compared to traditional cremation or burial.

This is because carbon dioxide emissions are one of the main contributors to climate change, as they act by trapping Earth’s heat in a phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect.

The company, whose Seattle facility is one of the first in the world. Joe reports that his rate is US$7,000 ($5,939,850), not far off rival options.

A measure that is not indifferent in other countries. For example, in Switzerland this measure is already legal. While natural burials are permitted in the United Kingdom, which is characterized by the burial of a body without a coffin or with a biodegradable coffin.

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