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Death care start-ups Recompose and Pure Cremation keep moving forward

New ideas come to the forefront in all industries from time to time.  Some never get going, some ideas stagnate, but it is really exciting when you see some ideas and concepts catch a tailwind and continue to move forward. In the last couple of weeks we have seen news from two death care start-ups, Seattle’s Recompose and Great Britain’s Pure Cremation, that make us believe that their masts are billowing with some wind behind the sails. Recompose, the original […]

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Colorado legalizes human composting

I’ve said all along that as death care moves forward there will continue to be full service funeral homes, but there will also be a growing niche of death care disposition options available to the consumer public. Just last week Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law that will make Colorado the second state in the United States to legalize human composting as a legal form of disposition of a dead human body.  The process of Natural Organic […]

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Here comes the competition

We’ve kept you up to date with Recompose founder Katrina Spade and her efforts to make Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) or what some call “human composting” a reality for the consumer public.  In our opinion, it was her drive and determination that proved the science and got the process to legal status in the state of Washington. After that was done, we brought you this Funeral Director Daily article last October about two more companies planning to follow in that […]

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Playing the “What if” game

If you want to stay ahead of the curve in whatever you are doing I would suggest to play the “What if” game every once in a while just to see where you are standing.  The “What if” game can be played in all lines of business and is, in my opinion, a great exercise to determine the future sustainability of your business in its present form. I recently saw an article on a funeral home where they were telling […]

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Recompose getting competitors. . . and that’s okay

This article from the Daily Chronicle tells how Recompose founder Katrina Spade has been working since 2014 to bring Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) to an acceptable and legal process of human disposition.  She not only had to prove the science behind what many call “human composting” but had to find a legislative body to approve the method in a state. Since that time a Washington State University scientist has used the remains of six terminally ill patients to prove the […]

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Weekend Edition: Mushroom coffin, venture funded start-ups, Co-op Funeral reports

As we head into what we hope is a terrific Fall weekend Funeral Director Daily brings you three features as well as other articles on the world of death care. Our features include an article, that you can read here, about the Netherlands and the first person put in a “Mushroom Coffin” last week that is designed to turn the body into compost.  The “Living Cocoon, as inventor Bob Henrikx calls it, is designed as the first living coffin and, […]

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Pandemic alters Recompose plans

Entrepreneurs in the start up world have had to be nimble on their feet during the current pandemic.  Many of the best laid plans for young and pre-revenue businesses have had to be altered in the COVID world.  Some, on the other hand, especially in the technology and pharmacy sectors, have seen boom times with investors willing to pony up seed money hoping to cash in on a quick technology or therapeutic drug success. A recent article in the Seattle […]

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Human composting bill introduced in New York

Last year the state of Washington became the first in the nation to legalize human disposition by human composting or recomposition, as it has been termed.  That law allows the process starting on May 1 of this year. Since that news broke we know of efforts in Colorado to move recomposition forward.  We also know of bills introduced into the legislature in California and now, according to this article, in New York. A prime sponsor of the New York legislation […]

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California Assembly gets human composting bill

In this article from the Los Angeles Times you can read about Assembly Bill 2592 (AB2592)  that was recently introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia.  AB2592 would, if passed and signed into law, allow for human composting in the state of California as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial or cremation. Human recomposition was passed into law in the state of Washington last year and will take effect on May 1.  It also has parties interested in its passage into law […]

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Some things we found interesting in 2019

There has been a lot of news in the death care profession in 2019.  There is always the finance news and what is happening with the public companies on the merger and acquisition front.  And, this year we are seeing the fight that StoneMor Partners is putting up to try to become relevant in the funeral, cemetery, and memorial business once again. As we move through January we will give our opinions on what is happening in what I term […]