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March 2, 2021

Oregon could become 2nd state to permit human composting

  • Washington became the first state to allow natural organic reduction in 2020.
  • SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill before the Oregon Legislature would make it the second state to allow human composting as an alternative to traditional burial or cremation.

    House bill 2574, sponsored by Reps. Pam Marsh and Brian L. Clem, would allow bodies to be disposed of by alternative processes, including natural organic reduction — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks, KOIN reported.

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