Democrat Colorado Bill Would Allow Human Remains To Be Composted

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Democrat Colorado bill will allow human remains to be composted

Just when you thought the Democrats couldn’t sink any lower, they start digging.

According to Colorado Democrat State Rep. Brianna Titone, dead bodies are no better than fertlizer, and Titone feels so passionately about this that she has introduced a new bill to allow for “human composting.” reports: The bill would allow, “human remains to be converted to soil using a container that accelerates the process of biological decomposition, also known as ‘natural reduction.’” It would allow the soil to be used to grow plants, but forbid it from being used to grow food for humans or animals. The bill also bars anyone from selling or offering to sell the soil, mixing the soil of one person with another (for example in a single container) without the consent of the person who has final disposition — unless the soil has been abandoned.

Rep Titone said, “To have something they could have brought back to them to grow flowers and trees in to remind them of their loved ones is so important to people.”

(No, that’s ghoulish.)

If Bill SB21-006 passes, Colorado would be the second state to allow for “human composting” following Washington state’s lead.

Through the technique called natural organic reduction, a human body decomposes in just four weeks. Colorado’s state senate on Tuesday began considering a bill that would allow this technique.

The process involves pod-like vessels that decompose a body into soil in just 30 days. A body usually takes about a year to decompose on its own.

It’s a service Feldman Mortuary of Denver is interested in offering if Colorado allows it.

“This is much better for the environment than a traditional burial. The carbon footprint is very low,” says Jaimie Sarche, director of pre-planning for Feldman Mortuary.

Here’s how it works. The body is laid in the vessel filled with alfalfa and woodchips. Four weeks later, it’s broken down into pure soil.
Source: Fox 31 Denver

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The Catholic Church in Denver opposes turning human beings into fertilizer and will be opposing the bill.

The Colorado Catholic Conference issued the following statement:

“The Catholic Church teaches that human life and the human body are sacred, and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral society. The conversion of human remains to soil does not promote human dignity. The Church’s objection is based on its belief that man is made in God’s image and likeness as a unified compositum of body and soul. While the Church does allow for cremation with limitations, the reduction of human remains into soil is not consistent with the Church’s theology of bodily resurrection and the promotion of human dignity and dominion over the earth.”

Good for them! More churches should join them in their opposition.


  1. Actually I’ve been saying that since I was about 10.Its just ridiculous to waste natural resources and lick them up under slabs of concrete or burn them like yesterdays news

  2. It’s a choice that should be available.. There’s a limited amount of land and there are better things to do with it than set it aside for dead people.

    • Oh hardly any la d shortage ar all Look again That’s just lies to make people pay more Theres THOUSANDS of millions of empty mules of land and cemetries reuse every plot ,they have time limits before they’re recycled and resold. But it’s a waste of good compost and people should be buried in deserts and places rhe need a new life, and trees planted over the graves

  3. So can we turn the human skin into wallets or lampshades, like the Nazis? It would be a readily available resource…

  4. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust as they say. “…for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” is directly from the book of Genesis. That kinda confirms turning into compost after we die.

    Seriously, the human’s obsession with corpses is based on our attachment to the live person, whom after death has moved on from the body. I sure never needed a grave or urn of ashes or what-not to remember my loved ones–they are with me wherever I am.

  5. It’s also the only legal way for Washingtonians to be laid to rest on their own property.
    They used Washington as a template even though it is legal in CO to be buried on your own land if you jump through enough hoops.
    Balance is key. No one up top is mandating this to be done.

    In Colorado it is legally required to use a funeral director, even if you are burying on private land.

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