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    Default Washington poised to become first state to allow eco-friendly 'human composting'

    Kristin Lam
    April 22, 2019

    A bill allowing
    “natural organic reduction," sometimes called "human composting," has passed the legislature and is headed to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee's desk.

    Inslee, who has staked his 2020 presidential campaign on climate change, is reviewing the bill. A spokeswoman for his office said the accelerated decomposition process "seems like a thoughtful effort to soften our footprint” on the planet.

    Compared to burial, the bill's sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jamie Pedersen of Seattle, said the natural organic reduction process takes up less space. It could also reduce carbon emissions emitted by cremation.

    Continue reading at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/22/human-composting-washington-legalize-green-burial/3544844002/

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    Default Re: Washington poised to become first state to allow eco-friendly 'human composting'

    What a funny euphemism for composting — but I can't think of anything more reasonable and natural. In fact, I never understood why families of the deceased would spend several thousand dollars on an ornate box that will never be seen again after the ceremony. I suppose it's a matter of tradition and status, but I always thought it wasteful.

    BTW, The USA Today link requires us to allow ads, but you can read it ad-free at The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...man-composting
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    Default Re: Washington poised to become first state to allow eco-friendly 'human composting'

    "What a funny euphemism for composting ..." .................................................. ............................... Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With lots of mulch, on lots of corpses, composting in a row.

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    Wow! LOLOL!!
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    Default Re: Washington poised to become first state to allow eco-friendly 'human composting'

    And here is yet another link that just now arrived in my email from EcoWatch:
    https://www.ecowatch.com/washington-...637805371.html

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