Amy Paulin
Dec 2022

New York

New York State became the sixth U.S. state to legalize human composting.

New Yorkers and New York lovers: Governor Hochul signed a382 into law late December 30, 2022.

Background

For a second year, Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) led Assembly Bill A382 to legalize natural organic reduction in New York.  The Senate version of the bill, S5535, was sponsored by Senator Leroy Comrie. The bills passed Assembly (61 aye/2 nay) and Senate (64 aye/2 nay), and were signed by the Governor late December 30th, 2022.

A Small Note

Recompose founder and CEO, Katrina Spade’s idea to create a human composting system began years ago when she was in grad school for architecture. Her initial design was for a building in NYC where humans would be transformed into soil. So in a way, this bill means that the idea of human composting will get to return home. Learn more about Recompose’s history.

Join Our Community

We appreciate your support in helping us legalize human composting in New York. We can’t do any of this work without the support of our community. Here are a few more ways to get involved:

  1. Subscribe to our newsletter – get news and updates on the human composting movement
  2. Shop Recompose Gifts & Gear – show the world you’re a human composting enthusiast and support those who couldn’t otherwise afford human composting services
  3. Tour Recompose – Sign up for an in-person or online tour to see our facility and learn more about human composting
  4. Join Precompose – Pay in advance and make arrangements for your future human composting with Recompose

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About Recompose

Recompose is a licensed, full-service, green funeral home in Seattle offering human composting. As the first human composting company in the world, we are a trusted leader in ecological death care. We are Seattle’s only human composting provider and serve clients across the U.S.

Recompose Seattle
4 S. Idaho St, Seattle, WA 98134

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Land Acknowledgement
Recompose acknowledges we make our lives and livelihoods on the lands of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Duwamish People. We honor with gratitude the Duwamish People past and present, the land itself, and the Duwamish Tribe. Colonization is an active, persistent process. Indigenous communities continue to be resilient in protecting their ecological and cultural lifeways and deathways despite ongoing oppression. Recompose respects, shares, and supports this commitment to climate healing and environmental justice. Join Recompose in contributing to Real Rent Duwamish.