Dangers of Not Recycling PCBs
That PCBs are found in all types of electronics is clear, but what’s perhaps not so clear is why there is so much emphasis on recycling them. As mentioned before, PCBs are a treasure of valuable materials that can be recovered and reused through the process of electronic waste recycling.
Actually, the dangers of not recycling e-waste or just sending to landfills always ignored by people, but the dangers are severe than you can imagine. Electronics contain plenty of hazardous substances, so if we just sending them to landfills, they easily get released into the environment and leak into the groundwater which will potentially pollute the water we drink and pose a serious threat to human health.
Electronics recycling is the most effective way to not just prevent pollution and possible ill-health, but also conserve natural resources. When we recycle valuable materials from electronics, we eliminate the need for extracting these elements from the nature. While resource conservation is a direct advantage of recycling electronic waste, cost and energy savings are the indirect benefits.