Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:34

Gov. Jay Inslee, the Democrat from Washington, signed a bill into law on Tuesday that allows the composting of human bodies as an alternative to burials and cremations. It allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into ...

Back to the Earth: Washington set to allow human composting

Enviroment 04/22/19, 11:28

Washington is set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated process of decomposition that turns a body into soil in a matter of weeks.The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as human composting, has passed the Legislature and ...

Is your kitchen-sink disposal environmentally friendly?

Enviroment 03/20/19, 09:34

If you're trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal?It depends."Keep in mind that when food is added to the wastewater system, it must be further treated," says Maggie Sauerhage, a spokeswoman for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.This illustration provided by the United States ...

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