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David Sparks Ph.d Human Composting
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: June 20, 2019

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Everyone dies. And for the most part, there are only two ways of dealing with dead bodies: burial or cremation. From an ecological perspective, neither is ideal. Conventional burial uses up a lot of resources and leaches toxins like formaldehyde into the ground; cremation burns energy and releases CO2. This adds up to a big impact on the planet. But one woman has a plan to fix this — a body disposal system that actually gives back to the Earth. Composting human remains.

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