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I was running through some online quizzes on metals and their extraction/effect on the environment and came across this question:
"How can aluminium can that are not recycled affect the environment?"
I am unsure how to go about answering this.
Help much appreciated,
Thanks,
Will Bond
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metals are hard to make. they need to be extracted from ores,purify it heat it, melt it and all that. so, when you don't recycle metal, especially aluminium in this case, and the demand for it is increasing, you will have to extract it from its ore (which i think is bauxite) and extracting requires a lot of energy which comes from burning fossil fuels. as we all know burning fossils fuels release harmful gases like sulfur dioxide, to cause acid rain and carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming as it is a greenhouse gas. this is how it affects the environment.
tip - most of the time when it asks how it affects the environment, it is mostly linked to the burning of fossil fuels and the releasing of harmful gases.

Hope it helps and hope it is right!
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