The US passed a draft law on turning deceased people into compost

The state of Washington was the first in the United States to pass a bill legalizing the procedure for burying people by turning them into compost. The pressure on the state governor is so great that he will probably sign this document, after which he will come into force. And Recompose has already developed the technology and prepared the appropriate commercial service.

Proponents of the new method put forward the following arguments. What is a traditional grave? This is a piece of precious land that has been decommissioned for decades, inside of which lies a corpse pumped with chemicals in a very expensive box of valuable varieties of wood. With zero benefits, high disposal costs and serious environmental damage. During cremation, which in the USA is now no longer cheaper than a traditional burial, the land is not used, but a fair amount of emissions - the products of burning of the remains and fuel - get into the atmosphere.

And processing bodies into compost, in addition to economic benefits, also solves the problem of the spread of diseases. When Lynn Carpenter-Boggs, Recompose's scientist and consultant, designed a compost chamber for people, she took the technology for recycling cattle as a basis. At one time, this technique helped stop the spread of bird flu on state farms - why not solve a few tasks at once in one fell swoop?

The cost of the service is about $ 5.5 thousand - a little more expensive than cremation, but much cheaper than a traditional burial. The body is placed in a chamber with a mixture of alfalfa, straw and sawdust, and within 30 days the temperature is raised to 65 degrees Celsius. With this treatment, neither microbes nor pharmaceutical preparations contained in the body survive. Pacemakers are removed before the procedure, implants and dentures after, and the output is a cubic meter of universal fertilizer.

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