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Human composting


January 6, 2023

I penned an article on green burial on April 8, hoping to establish a conservation cemetery block in Alva Municipal. You may recall that the interment is free of embalming fluid, casket, vault, or synthetic fibers. The body is lowered into the ground in a biodegradable shroud and allowed to decay. “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.”

Reading the Enid paper, I found another non-standard method for undertaking: Human Composting. Washington State became the first to legalize it in 2019. Five other states have followed and Howard Fisher of New York is committed to the system. Once completed, t...

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