Right now, nearly 80% of Coloradans choose to be cremated after death. That releases an estimated 573 tons of carbon dioxide per person, officials say.
CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd spoke with a Washington-based company that is offering this service.
Natural reduction, they say, involves placing a body in a vessel with straw, alfalfa and woodchips — the right mix of carbon and nitrogen.
If the bill is signed into law, Colorado could be the second state to legalize the alternative burial process.