Composters Report It Takes Less Than A Month To Return A Person Back To The Soil

TheScientist

In less than a month, six dead people became dirt, according to results presented yesterday (February 16) at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle. The trial, run by Seattle-based company Recompose, the first-ever human composting company, set out to test the effectiveness of its technique and ensure that the resulting soil product met Environmental Protection Agency safety standards for heavy metals and other contaminants. More

22 Comments on Composters Report It Takes Less Than A Month To Return A Person Back To The Soil

  1. I’M GOING OUT STEVE MCQUEEN STYLE..NO CEREMONY, NO VISITATION, NO OBIT, INSTANT CREMATION, ASHES DUMPED OFF PACIFIC PALISADES FROM A BIPLANE, IN THE OCEAN NOT FAR FROM WHERE BAYWATCH WAS FILMED!! UP YOURS, GREEN WEENIES!!

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  2. It should take less than an hour…to dig a shallow grave. Isn’t that enough of a “return” to soil? The hard part is making the area look natural afterwards. Oooops, did I say too much. Never mind.

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  3. Turn on CNN, NBC, etc. They turn into dirt in seconds. Actually it may be more descriptive to say fecal matter.

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  4. Well shit, I could have told you that…
    Doesn’t take long for bodies to decompose when they get buried in a manure pile or fall into the shit pond at a dairy farm.
    Did we actually give these dopes tax funds for that study?

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  5. Advert on the storefront of the town undertaker in the comic strip Tumbleweeds: You Plug ‘Em, I’ll Plant ‘Em.

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