This week, Washington Governor signed a bill to allow the composting of human remains within the state. It is the only state in the US—and possibly the only government in the world—to explicitly allow "natural organic reduction" of human remains.
California, US legislators are considering a bill that would allow state funeral homes to start dissolving bodies in a chemical bath by 2020.
Forget the gloom and doom of crowded graveyards – you can know turn the ashes of your loved ones into a blossoming coral reef under the sea.
A unique new proposal introduced by Columbia University offers up an alternative way to honor the deceased by transforming the undercarriage of the Manhattan Bridge into a twinkling graveyard.