In the spirit of reduce, reuse, and recycle Recyclable Lids Give Old Cans a New Life
Northumbria University graduate Jack Bresnahan, drew rave reviews at the New Designers 09 exhibit in London for his innovative design of biodegradable, plastic lids designed to re-purpose tin can containers.
Innovative concept, yet I will add my own “Kitchen Designer” caveat. When re-purposing tin cans, I would recommend reusing recycled tin cans for
dry, non food storage items only.
Reason: Food Storage Safety. 1) tin cans gives off a metallic taste to food. 2.) the soldered side seam and bottom of a can may leak over a period of time. I had a sticky mess in my pantry one day when I discovered an unopened tin can of mandarin oranges leaked syrupy juice after sitting a long time. 3.) A metal rust ring can collect on wet surfaces.
Lest you think I am kicking the tin can idea to the curb, this recycling idea is a good start to keep us moving forward with “cradle to cradle” product design.