Have you ever wondered what happens to non-organic remains after cremation?
Core Scientific, the leader in cremation metal recycling in North America, explains to us the process of cremation metal recycling.
Cremation metal recycling refers to the process of collecting, processing and recycling post-cremation metals, which are medical implants. This process is also known as implant recycling. Crematories are obligated to find a source to dispose of the non-organic material left over after the cremation process. For a long time, one common activity was to bury those metals in containers. The post-cremation metal material consists mostly of medical implants and prosthetics.
Not recycling those metals has multiple negative effects on the environment, not only you pollute the area where you bury those metals, but the market loses metals, meaning we would need to mine those if there is a demand. The crematory industry follows a green approach to cremation, and cremation metal recycling is now the best way to handle post-cremation metals.
The interesting thing is that crematories can see a six-figure plus annual cremation metal recycling returns, depending on their volume. By recycling, we are able to recover those metals, but also the best option to get crematories or the charities near and dear to their hearts the significant proceeds from the value of these metals.
There is another purpose of separating these cremation metals, to ensure the remains given to the family are clear of any non-organic contaminants or foreign materials. Non-Organic waste recovered in the cremation process occurs both pre and post-cremation and includes, but is not limited to: casket hardware, orthopedic and dental implants, pacemakers and defibrillators.
All of the metal materials separated must be disposed of in accordance with state and federal standards. The best disposal method is to securely ship this material to a trusted refinery to be melted down and professionally analyzed.