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The Newly Legal Process for Turning Human Corpses to Soil

Reusable eight-by-four-foot steel cylinders, packed with wood chips, straw, and alfalfa, present an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial

Illustration: Kelsey Borch

There’s an empty warehouse 20 miles south of Seattle that, if everything goes as planned, will soon be full of dead people.

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Corinne Purtill

Corinne Purtill

Journalist with words at Time, Quartz, and elsewhere. Author of Ghosts in the Forest, a Kindle Single.

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