SCIENTIFIC ADVANCEMENT, also known as technological advancement, is the generation of information or the discovery of knowledge which advances the understanding of technology.

As our global community continues to develop, the non-stop production of goods remains certain. Humanity’s insatiable demand for up to date consumer goods is by no means new, but when once-cherished items reach the end of their life cycle and get discarded, we don’t always think about what becomes of them or if they pose a future risk to our health, safety, or environment. We assume they can or will be processed properly–hopefully repurposed or recycled–but that’s not always the case. With landfills across the globe piling up with trash and some recycling efforts failing to process the influx of recyclable material created annually, the message to suppliers and organizations in the recycling industry is clear: something has to improve.