Wiltshire

Crematorium recycles metal body parts for hospice

A crematorium in Wiltshire has raised £1,000 for a local hospice by recycling metal body parts left behind after cremations.

West Wiltshire Crematorium, in Semington, said it was the first time it had recycled the parts, such as replacement hips and knee joints.

The money raised will go to the Dorothy House hospice.

Crematorium registrar Nick Pearce said relatives could take comfort that their loved ones had helped somebody.

He said: "It was criminal before that crematoria did waste so much metal and not make an opportunity of helping not only the planet but also a worthy organisation. We now do that.

"It's quite a widely-adopted scheme across the UK, that we do actually process metals and make some good of them."

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