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Bill to allow human composting being considered by Delaware state lawmakers

Bill to allow human composting being considered by Delaware state lawmakers

State lawmakers from Delaware are reportedly considering a bill that aims to allow human composting as an alternative to burial or cremation after a person dies. The bill was introduced by the Democrats, who say it is an environmentally friendly alternative for cremation. Washington is the first state to legalize human composting, with Governor Jay Inslee legalizing the same in 2019.

Dave 3 weeks

When I die I would like to be planted under a young sapling. So it can use my body as nutrition and in death I can provide life. Then I can shade future generations under the branches of my life tree.

Met Man
Met Man 3 weeks

Well that gives pushing up daisies a whole new dimension.

Darknimbus3 3 weeks

They’re going to regret it. There’s a wonderful reason they don’t recommend meat products in compost. Disease-causing bacteria LOVE rotting carcasses, and they will contaminate the surrounding areas using human bodies as compost! Not looking forward to the jump in bacterial (toxin) contamination.

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 3 weeks

"environmentally friendly alternative to cremation"? how is toxic rotting flesh environmentally friendly? best way to ruin a water supply or kill plantlife is to drop a dead body somewhere that animals can't eat the flesh before it goes bad. Also, how is cremation bad? it's the most eco friendly option out there.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 3 weeks

I could see this for non-food production purposes (I.E cotton & Lumber). I can’t see it fathomable that anyone would want to eat anything that could potentially contain another human being or the pestilence from a rotting corpse.

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 3 weeks

Personally, I don't want to be pumped with chemicals, placed in a metal box, and buried in a concrete vault. Humans have been burying their dead long before we had things like civilization or science. It's not like I need my body once I'm dead.

Nate 3 weeks

This is just wrong on so many levels

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 3 weeks


Test Steam
Test Steam 3 weeks

Animals die above the soil though... Is there a difference with the body being buried and decomposing slower and without air?

Darin 3 weeks

I assume this will be heavily regulated and bodies will be hauled away to a large commercial composting operation. Individuals or families of the deceased will simply donate their bodies to the company of choice.

That 3 weeks

Why are there a pic of random Trump supporters in a non political article?

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 3 weeks

Soylent green is coming.

Seekster 3 weeks

I wouldn't want it myself but I see no reason not to give people the option.

Freedom Nuggets
Freedom Nuggets 3 weeks

Liberals never heard of mass cow disease.

BlunderingFool 3 weeks

Welp, see you in Recyke, perp!

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 3 weeks

So basically this: "Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit | TED Talk"

Doug Star
Doug Star 3 weeks

rePIG remains turned to compost is toxic. Superfund cleanup site material.

Bernice 3 weeks

Wonder how this will affect groundwater 🤷🏻‍♀️

Randall 3 weeks

Has anyone ever heard of Soilent Green?

roonil wazlib
roonil wazlib 3 weeks

I think this is a weird idea. With that being said, i use dead animals all the time as my "start" in my composting mounds. When i do the first flipping of the pile to mix the outside in with the inside, the animal is consumed completely. It gets so hot in the center that i tested it and flipped it 2 days after it was active and 90% of the whole chicken i used was gone. As far as humans... i would never use compost on my foods i grow with anything human. I might? On stuff like pine trees. Again i just feel weird about it.

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