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Growing the Legislative Advocacy Community

By working together, we can make human composting available to all.

There's Mulch to Do

Creating change on such a large scale may seem like a daunting task. But momentum is built when people come together and share ideas. Fill out this short form to be added to our legislative advocacy list. If we have action items for your state to share, we will be in touch.

Please note: we strive to be able to provide more support for your important advocacy efforts and are working to create more resources and connection points. For now, our page on Legislative Advocacy and this Community Connection Form are the extent of the support we can offer you. Thank you.

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About Conventional Death Care

Funeral practices like cremation and embalming have a profound impact on the environment.

Each year, about 3 million people die in the U.S. Cremation burns fossil fuels and emits carbon dioxide and particulates into the atmosphere. Conventional burial consumes valuable urban land, pollutes the soil, and contributes to climate change through the resource-intensive manufacture and transport of caskets, headstones, and grave liners. Every year in the U.S., caskets alone use four million acres of forest.

What we do with our bodies when we die matters. Human composting allows you to choose an option that supports new life after death. There is poetry in giving back to the ecosystem that has supported us our whole lives.

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About Recompose

A decade ago, Katrina Spade, recognized the need for a sustainable and scalable urban death care alternative. She spent years working with scientists and legal advisors and invented human composting. Since then, Katrina has worked tirelessly to help bring this green death care option to people everywhere. She’s helped write bills with state legislators, testify before committees, and ensure a safe process with regulators once a state legalizes human composting.

In 2017, Katrina founded Recompose, a public benefit corporation based in Seattle and the world’s first human composting company. Recompose started accepting bodies for human composting in December 2020.

In 2022, Recompose began sharing our facility with the public through tours in-person and online.

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Immediate or Imminent Need

Recompose is a full-service, licensed green funeral home offering human composting to transform your loved one’s body into soil.

As the first human composting facility in the world, Recompose recognizes the need to offer services to clients across the country. Our funeral directors can help arrange transportation to our location in Seattle, and if you choose to have an in-person or virtual ceremony, will help coordinate arrangements.

If a death is imminent or has already occurred, please call us at 206-800-8733.

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Plan Ahead

Our prepayment program, called Precompose, allows you to pay in advance and make arrangements for your future human composting with Recompose. Every Precompose member supports our mission of regenerative death care. Each payment toward your Precompose plan is a meaningful way to take sustained action for climate change now.

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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
Open by appointment




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.