Human Composting Could Become Legal in Washington State

A bill in the Washington state legislature would allow state residents to take part in “natural organic reduction” of human remains.

The legislature is basing their decision on research that says “careful composted human remains could be safe for use in a household garden”.

Supporters of the bill are saying “the soil smelled like soil and nothing else”.

The cost of “natural organic reduction” for human remains is roughly $5,500.

“People from all over the state who wrote to me are very excited about the prospect of becoming a tree or having a different alternative for themselves,” said Senator Jamie Pedersen.