It’s not your garden variety mulch.
The US state of Washington has passed landmark legislation allowing the dearly departed to be composted into a cubic yard of soil.
A company called Recompose will offer in late 2020 “natural organic reduction” that uses microbes to transform the dead into a handful of compost.
The body is placed in an eight-foot vessel, along with alfalfa, straw and wood chips. Over the next 30 days the temperature rises to 66 degrees C and decomposition begins.
Pacemakers are removed before the process and other implants such as artificial joints are removed afterward.
Up until now, the process was only used for livestock carcasses.
It’s a whole different take on pushing up daisies.