Amanda Weaver on the Similarities of Composting and Traditional Human Burials

Published: April 15, 2020

Controlled human composting would, in practice, not be far off from the same process that goes into composting animal manure or food waste. This is something many farmers and other facilities already do, according to Amanda Weaver, Senior Instructor of Geography and Environmental Sciences. A helpful way to think about, Weaver says, is as a rapid, highly controlled version of what is already happening in traditional burials.

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