Frequently Asked Questions

It is our mission to make the death care process as straightforward and as gentle as possible.

Is cremation environmentally friendly?

Cremation uses fossil fuels and emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and about 1.6 million people are cremated in the United States each year. Human composting is a greener option cremation because it saves one metric ton of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere for every person who chooses it.

Each person who chooses human composting prevents the emissions equivalent of over 40 propane tanks. Conventional burial also creates emissions from the manufacture and transport of headstones, caskets, and grave liners, and requires ongoing upkeep of cemeteries.

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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.