by Ian Thomson, Ocean Crusaders
I was asked the other day about throwing aluminum cans in the ocean. The question came about as the person concerned has been on racing yachts and an ongoing argument was about whether it was okay or not to throw an aluminum can overboard.
The person asking me was against it by the way. The argument also included a version that it is okay to throw it overboard as long as you tear it in two as that way the lining of the can is broken and hence it will rust away quicker.
Before I answer the questions, let’s first of all look at the humble aluminum c…
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