Body composting a ‘green’ alternative to burial, cremation


In this Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, photo, Seth Viddal, who co-owns The Natural Funeral, stands behind a nearly completed human body composting vessel in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death.

He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally friendly era of mortuary science that includes the natural organic reduction of human remains, also known as body composting. Read more.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sun, Sep 19, 2021
Updated: Sun, Sep 19, 2021