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  • In the Age of Information, Misinformation About Cremation Recycling Just Doesn’t Cut It

    By Kevin McKay, Manager – Cremation Division at Mid-States Recycling & Refining Featured on The Leader – A Resource for Leaders in Deathcare   For the record, I have met hundreds of crematory owners at this point. I have yet to feel like any of them were disingenuous or dishonest within the confines of their business. …
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  • How to Maximize the Value of Your Cremation Recycling

    By Kevin McKay, Manager – Cremation Division at Mid-States Recycling & Refining Featured on The Leader – A Resource for Leaders in Deathcare   The question asked most often by crematory owners is, “How do you compare to other recyclers?” This is a difficult question to answer because it’s hard to know what their experiences have …
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  • 3 Ways to Check You’re Getting What You Should Out of Cremation Recycling

     By Kevin McKay, Manager — Cremation Division at Cremation Recycling Featured on The Leader – A Resource for Leaders in Deathcare   Imagine for a moment that you’ve never had steak in your life. (For the vegetarians reading this, that’s an easy thing to do, so pretend I’m talking about kale or something.) If you had …
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  • Did You Know? Super Strange and Interesting Uses for Precious Metals!

    I am sure you know that dental prosthetics are the reason why you find gold and other precious metals in the post-cremated remains. But there are 100s of other uses for these metals that may surprise you! I thought I’d share some “Did you Knows” with you. DYK – An ultra-thin layer of gold is …
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  • Did You Know? Some Incredible Platinum Uses In Industrial And Daily Goods!

    You likely think of expensive jewelry and watches when platinum comes to mind. But there are so many more industrial uses than just those. Here are some DYK’s for platinum – In certain chemical forms, platinum has the ability to slow or stop the division of living cells. Platinum-based drugs have been developed to help …
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  • Where Did Gold Actually Come From?

    In keeping with the “Did You Know” theme, I thought I would delve deeper into the interesting and mysterious topic of gold. Did you know one ounce of gold can be stretched to a length of 50 miles and the wire would be 5 microns wide. The human eye cannot see anything smaller than 40 …
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