By Alexandra Genova
What's Going On Here?
We all know the benefits of food composting but have you ever considered composting yourself? Sounds morbid right? It is...but it could also be highly beneficial for the environment.
What Does This Mean?
You may remember we wrote about water cremation last summer, and it seems alternative burials are on the rise. A pilot project carried out by Seattle based company Recompose has shown the benefits of human composting as an environmentally friendly “deathcare” solution.
Data collected by Recompose has shown that the process saves more than a tonne of carbon, compared to a cremation or a traditional burial. They are pioneering the world’s first ‘human composting service’ in Washington D.C. in February 2021, after the US state approved it as a legal deathcare alternative.
Why Should We Care?
While we wouldn’t proclaim to tell you how to live your death, it is worth being aware of the impact more traditional burials have on the planet so you can make a conscious decision before you are unconscious for good.
Did you know that...
‘Natural organic reduction’ might be one greener way to go, but there are many other eco-friendly burials out there. We’ve picked a few alternatives:
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