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Checking in on Natural Organic Reduction

In December it will be a full two years since Recompose, the United States first human natural organic reduction (NOR) disposition service was legal and open for business.  NOR is more commonly known as “human composting”. We thought it might be a good time — on the precipice of the business’ second anniversary of being open for business to check in and see how things are going.  We did so, not with an interview but with information from this recent […]

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Yes, things will change over time

“There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event under heaven –“.  That is the first verse in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 and the 2nd verse goes on to say “A time to give birth, and a time to die“. Any funeral director who has ever spent time on a graveside service standing over an open grave with a pastor or priest giving a final commendation has heard those words. And, those words are prophetic, […]

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Newsom signs Human Composting bill, California becomes 5th state to legalize

Earlier this week California Governor Gavin Newsom quietly signed a bill that now becomes law which includes disposition of the dead human body via “human composting”.  According to this article from KABC Television of Los Angeles supporters say it’s an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional end-of-life options. The law does not go into effect until 2027.  At this time, however, it marks California as the 5th state that has allowed Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) as a legal way of human disposition.  […]

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The case for a free-market (funeral business) society

Last week I saw an article about the Fast Food Accountability and Standards (FAST) Recovery Act that has passed both houses of the California legislature and is awaiting a signature by Governor Gavin Newsome to make it a law.  Part of what that law would do is create a 10-person fast-food council with employee and restaurant representatives plus some state officials.  The council would then set industry-wide standards, including wages, working hours, and conditions in for-profit, privately owned restaurants. I […]

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

I’ve said in this forum, while Natural Organic Reduction (what some call human composting) is not for me. . .  as an entrepreneur I’m somewhat in awe of how Katrina Spade moved the idea for human disposition from idea to a legal process of disposition.  Spade not only had to prove that the concept worked but she had to go to a legislature and convince them that the process would be a choice that should be presented to consumers for […]

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The Battle for Aquamation

There is a battle being waged over the human disposition method called “aquamation”, also known as alkaline hydrolysis or flameless cremation. But, most of us are just too busy or are comfortable with disposition in the form of earth burial or cremation to really notice it. I find it interesting in a world where everything seems to be “Green” that more people are not talking about aquamation.  According to this article from Time, “aquamation . . remains rare in the […]

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Re-visiting Recompose

I’ve been an entrepreneur and started new companies so I know the drive and dedication behind one who does so.  And, to invent a new industry, which in some cases may include legislative law changes, to start the company in that environment is an even tougher hill to climb.  That’s why I’m such a fan of Katrina Spade and her undeniable determination to bring “Natural Organic Reduction” (NOR) – better known by many of us as “Human Composting” – to […]

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Natural Organic Reduction now operating in Colorado

According to this article from U.S. News & World Report, the process of natural organic reduction or what is commonly referred by many consumers as “human composting” is now available in the state of Colorado.  Legalized by the state over a year ago with a September 7, 2021, legal start date, at least one death care facility, The Natural Funeral in Lafayette, Colorado is open for natural organic reduction business. Co-owner of The Natural Funeral, Seth Viddal, is quoted in […]

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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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Are you prepared to enter a new era of funeral service

Options are great for the consumer.  And, according to this article from Governing.com, those people that live in the state of Washington are about to have another option for death care. Last Friday the House and Senate in that state approved a bill that will allow for “Natural Organic Reduction” of human remains, or a process similar to composting.  The bill – #5001 – also will allow for alkaline hydrolysis or what many refer to as “Water. or Liquid, Cremation” […]