‘Human Composting’ In Colorado May Become Legal
A process known as "Natural Organic Reduction" may become an after death option in Colorado if a measure passes.
Two Colorado lawmakers, Rep. Brianna Titone, and Sen. Robert Rodriguez are planning to introduce a bill to allow this third option as an environmentally friendly alternative to burial or cremation.
What happens with this option, according to the release, "the process "involves placing bodies in individual vessels and hastening gentle decomposition into a nutrient-dense soil that can then be returned to families."
This process is being touted as an environmentally-friendly alternative to burial, which can release toxic chemicals into the ground and cremation, which uses fossil fuel and causes carbon monoxide to be released into the air.
If it passes, Colorado will become the second state to offer the option behind the state of Washington.
"Human Composting" as it is becoming known, looks to be a safe, environmentally friendly way to return our bodies to the earth. Time will tell if it's a viable one.