(Springfield, IL) Illinois is considering allowing people to make themselves into a fertilizer of sorts after they are dead. So-called “human composting” is when human remains are turned into soil over the course of a couple of weeks. If passed, the bill which has been introduced in the Illinois House, would lead to a highly regulated process to allow the act. Seven other states in the U.S. already have “human composting” laws, but Illinois would be the first Midwest state to do so.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (3-13-23)