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Oregon Legalizes Human Composting

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Oregon Legalizes, Human Composting.
'Newsweek' reports that it's now legal to be turned into compost after you die in Oregon.
On June 15, Governor Kate Brown
signed House Bill 2574 into law,
adding natural organic reduction
as an option for aftercare. .
The bill defines natural organic reduction as , "the contained, accelerated conversion
of human remains to soil.".
The law takes effect in July 2022.
The practice is currently only
allowed in two other states.
Washington state was the first to allow
such burials, followed by Colorado.
The first facility accepting human bodies
for composting, Recompose, opened
in Seattle in December 2020.
The environmental impacts
of conventional burial and
cremation are profound, Recompose, via 'Newsweek'.
In the United States, cemeteries
take up 1 million acres of land,
and caskets use 4 million
acres of forest every year, Recompose, via 'Newsweek'.
Human composting saves
a metric ton of carbon dioxide
per body when compared to
conventional burial or cremation, Recompose, via 'Newsweek'.
New York and California have both
proposed bills which would legalize
natural organic reduction if passed.