In this April 19 photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, displays a sample of the compost material left from the decomposition of a cow, using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw, as she poses in a cemetery in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In this April 19 photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, displays a sample of the compost material left from the decomposition of a cow, using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw, as she poses in a cemetery in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

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