Questions about cremation
Some people refer to 'ashes' whilst others refer to 'cremated remains'. Is there a difference?
No. Ashes and cremated remains are one and the same thing.
They are defined as 'everything that is left in the cremator at the end of the cremation process following the removal of any metal'.
There is no separation of what is perceived to be ash from the coffin and other items from what is perceived to be ash from the deceased person, as this would be impossible.
Further questions about metal and what happens to it are answered separately.