Recycling Human Remains – baby steps forward

Thanks to modern farmer mag and KKTV Colorado Springs

Ashes to ashes, compost to compost. Last week, the governor of Colorado signed a bill into law legalizing the use of human remains in compost. But it won’t mean anyone can just shove a corpse into their compost pile. It will give funeral homes another option to offer other than burial and cremation. The law will also ban anyone from selling the resulting soil, or from using it to grow food. And you won’t be allowed to “commingle” the soil of two different people, unless you got their prior consent. Colorado will become just the second state to legalize using human remains in compost. Washington was the first.”