The cans take up a lot of landfill space, and energy is required to make (and collect and recycle) them. The aluminum is refined from bauxite, and bauxite mining also has an impact on the environment. Refillable containers may be one solution to the problem.
For more about the environmental impacts of aluminum cans, see learner.org's Garbage site.
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