Interesting Fact - Recycling

Metal implants from cremated human bodies are recycled.

(Everything from steel pins to titanium hips and cobalt-chrome knees are reclaimed from the ashes.

The co-founder of OrthoMetals, Ruud Verberne said that in Europe, an operation to provide a new hip may cost you around £5,000 ($8,000. 6,000 euros, but the return value as scrap is maybe, around £10 ($16, 12 euros) per kilo, and there are five hips per kilo.  

The recycled parts don't get reused, instead it is melted down and gets used to make things like cars, planes, and even wind turbines.)

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