In the American state of New York, people were also allowed to turn themselves into natural compost after death.
According to a report by the British Broadcasting Agency, like other states including Washington, New York has also passed a law to change the body of a person into natural fertilizer after the death of a person with the permission of the state governor. Cremation can be done by composting instead of burial or cremation.
The process of composting a human body after death is known as ‘natural decomposition’, during which the human body is placed in a container with specific compounds for at least one month after death. Through this, the human body is transformed into natural soil.
Later this soil is given to his loved ones which helps in growing plants, trees and vegetables.
According to the report, this process is considered to be more environmentally friendly than burying a person in soil for cremation or cremation.
New York is the sixth US state to allow post-mortem composting, while Washington was the first US state to legalize natural composting in 2019.