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The government of the U.S. state of Washington was allowed to use the bodies of dead people as fertilizer. About it reports BBC News.
The Governor of the state Jay Margie reiger (Jay Inslee) signed the bill on Tuesday, may 21.
According to the document, composting is considered as an alternative to the standard burial or cremation: the body of the deceased is placed in a hexagonal steel container full of alfalfa, sawdust and straw.
Thereafter container tightly closed and within 30 days, the corpse decomposes in a natural way. Then the relatives of the deceased can use the fertilizer in horticulture. This method is recognized as harmless to the environment. In addition to Washington he also legalized in Sweden.
In 2015, it was reported that the representatives of the sphere of funeral services in Scotland has called obesity one of the major problems associated with the funeral. According to them, is becoming more and more coffins are in the door of cremation furnaces. Because of the inability to burn the dead they are trying to bury.
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