Eastbourne Council donates £5,000 to local Samaritans from recycling scheme

Eastbourne Borough Council has donated £5,000 to The Eastbourne and District Samaritans from money raised through a metal recycling scheme.

Eastbourne Crematorium, run by the council, is a member of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) national recycle scheme.

Following a cremation, the cremated remains may contain metals from orthopaedic implants such as hip or knee replacement joints as well as items from the construction of the coffin.

When a bereaved family gives consent, these metals are recycled by the ICCM with proceeds shared between its members to donate to a charity of their choice.

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