(ORDO NEWS) — California is at the forefront of the fight against global warming, it is actively introducing electric vehicles and alternative sources of electricity, and most recently , Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows composting people from 2027.
“With climate change and rising sea levels as a real threat to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposal that will not contribute to harmful emissions into the atmosphere,” said one of the members of the state legislative assembly.
The technology provides that the body of the deceased will be immersed in a steel box surrounded by biodegradable materials, such as wood shavings.
The box will have special ventilation holes that will allow microbes and bacteria to live. The remains then decompose in about 1–2 months.
Composting is also a more cost-effective alternative to traditional funeral services. A 2021 study by the National Association of Funeral Directors found that, on average, funerals cost $7,848.
According to US Funerals Online, composting is cheaper, ranging from $4,000 to $5,500. All in all, a huge benefit. It looks like California will soon allow the processing of the dead for food, as in the film Soylent Green (1973).
In the meantime, the legalization of the processing of the dead for compost in New York is already expected.
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