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Liberal Utopia: In California, New Law Allows use of Decomposing Human Remains as Compost Starting in 2027

‘Climate-friendly’ CA Bill will allow ‘human composting’ after death



A California bill recently signed into law will allow human remains to be used as compost. Under the facade of tackling climate change, the progressive, and quite gross, state is making “human composting” a very real thing.

True to liberal form, the lawmakers have assigned a ‘feel good’ title to the bill. Human composting will be known as “natural organic reduction” (NOR). Beginning in 2027, NOR “would be an option for residents who don’t want to be buried or cremated upon their death” reports Daily Mail.

Daily Mail reports:

“The process involves placing the body inside a long, reusable steel container along with wood chips and flowers to aerate it – allowing microbes and bacteria to do break down the remains.

Approximately one month later, the remains will fully decompose and be turned into soil.

Advocates for the bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, have said that NOR is a more climate-friendly option.”

Democrats and supporters of the bill who tout the environment say they are helping by diminishing cremation which emits about “360,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to National Geographic.”

But not to worry; “the bill bans the combining of various peoples’ remains unless they are related.” How thoughtful. However, “it does not make it illegal to sell the soil that results from the process or use it to grow food for human consumption.” Great.

Washington, Colorado and Oregon have all legalized the process of composting human remains. However, Colorado does not allow the soil to be sold or used to grow food for human consumption, notes Daily Mail.

A bill recently passed by New York’s state legislature makes it so only cemeteries would be allowed to apply for a license to offer human composting – which the New York State Funeral Directors Association objects to.

Democratic Assembly member Cristina Garcia, the author of the bill, said in a statement: ‘AB 351 will provide an additional option for California residents that is more environmentally-friendly and gives them another choice for burial,’
‘With climate change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere.

‘I look forward to continuing my legacy to fight for clean air by using my reduced remains to plant a tree,’ she wrote, noting that she herself may choose the method when she passes away.

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