DENVER (KDVR) – As Coloradans find a new way to quiet, many funeral directors are welcoming the state’s decision to allow “human composting,” a process that turns a person’s body into earth after they die.

Governor Polis signed the law this week, giving Coloradans three options for how to get out of this world: through burial, cremation, and now through “natural organic reduction.”

The Denver Feldman Morgue is one of many companies looking to offer this option because it has already received great local interest.

According to the morgue, the human composting process begins with a receptacle.

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“So composting takes place in a container. The body is placed in a container with alfalfa and wood shavings. And it moves very slowly when oxygen moves. And in about 30 to 40 days it would all decompose to the ground, ”said Jamie Sarche, head of pre-planning at Feldman Mortuary.

According to Sarche, pretty much everything in the ship turns to earth, and quite a lot of earth. Apparently, it is enough to fill the back of a truck.

However, not everyone advocates this practice.

The Colorado Catholic Conference is the main group in Colorado against the idea, saying “Human life and the human body are sacred” and should not go through this process.

The Church goes on to say it is a moral issue and “turning human remains into soil does not promote human dignity,” adding that “there is not enough research on what the health and safety practices will do”.

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Funeral directors in the area disagree, and funeral directors say the process is a gentler way of grooming yourself than cremation.

“I know that this method has been used in agriculture for years. So we know a lot more about it. And I would honestly say I think it’s much more worthy than cremation. When you put a body in an oven, most of us are afraid of fire. And what we think of ashes is mostly just powdered bones, ”said Sarche.

Feldman Mortuary also noted, “For the longest time cremation was not considered a Catholic method, but many Catholics did and the Church eventually decided to follow their membership.”

Sarche believes the same thing will happen to human composting.

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