PRI’s The World
January 30, 2012
Advances in medical technology, combined with the fact that people are living longer, means that more and more of us pass away with some kind of surgical implant. Maybe it’s a steel pin here, or a titanium hip there. Have you ever wondered what happens to those metal implants after die? For almost 15 years, a Dutch company called OrthoMetals has been recycling them, and giving the bulk of the proceeds to charity.
Read the full article and listen to program audio (4:28) at PRI’s The World
Thanks to the Death Reference Desk for altering us to this article.