Friday, January 29, 2010

Using tin cans to replenish the soil

We have long been into recycling and have made our own compost for years but this is a new idea put out by Environment 2000 - if it works it gives us a better soil and stops pollution!

If one can remove the aluminium at the top of the can - the key that one has to pull to open the can -the tin can be used in pit beds in the garden as it puts the necessary nutrients back into the soil.


  1. interesting idea, but how long does it takes to break down and how much tin do plants need ?

  2. Most cans are not tin any more, they're aluminum.