WHAT WE DO

Recompose offers an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial methods. Our service - recomposition - gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die.

 
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Our Impact

Our modular system uses nature's principles to return our bodies to the earth, sequestering carbon and improving soil health. In fact, we've calculated carbon savings over a metric ton per person.

 
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Recomposition allows us to give back to the earth that supports us all our lives.

Our Model

 

We believe that death care is an essential part of life. In addition to creating a system that will gently return us to the earth, we encourage participation and strive to make the experience transparent and meaningful for everyone.

 

Participate

 

From having a home funeral to the care of a loved one's body after death, we encourage the participation of families and friends during this profound human event.

 

return

 

Recompose takes guidance from nature.  At the heart of our model is a system that will gently return us to the earth after we die.

 
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our team

Recompose is a benefit corporation powered by people who believe in changing the current death care paradigm by offering a gentle, humane, and ecological model. All of us approach this work with energy, tenacity, and joy. To read bios of our team, click here.

 
 
Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, PhD Research Advisor

Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, PhD
Research Advisor

Katrina Spade Founder + CEO

Katrina Spade
Founder + CEO

Tanya Marsh Legal Strategy

Tanya Marsh
Legal Strategy

 
Alan Maskin Architecture + Design

Alan Maskin
Architecture + Design

Angela Hennessy Ritual + Cultural Practices

Angela Hennessy
Ritual + Cultural Practices

Caitlin Doughty Alternative Funeral Practices

Caitlin Doughty
Alternative Funeral Practices

Leslie Christian, CFA Operational Strategy

Leslie Christian, CFA
Operational Strategy

Jim Boldt Public Affairs

Jim Boldt
Public Affairs

Alua Arthur End of Life Planning

Alua Arthur
End of Life Planning

Erik Bondo Project Management

Erik Bondo
Project Management

 

At Our Core

We emulate nature’s cycles and regenerative design.

We believe everyone deserves choice when it comes to the end-of-life.

We hold transparency and participation dear, and work them into everything we do.

Questions? Check out our FAQ.