EPA Honors LG With 'Champion' Award for sustainable materials management

12 January 2018 Author :  
Barnes Johnson, Director of the EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (left) awards John Taylor, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, LG Electronics USA, the EPA Champion Award on “CES 2018 Sustainability Day.”

LAS VEGAS: Underscoring its leadership in environmental sustainability, LG Electronics USA was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the Champion Award, special recognition for demonstrating significant environmental, social and economic outcomes that go above and beyond the requirements of the EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.

The company received the Product Champion Award for LG OLED TVs, which are designed to reduce environmental impact and to be easier to disassemble and recycle. Presented here today on "CES® 2018 Sustainability Day," the Champion Award recognizes LG's "leadership in innovating processes and products that focus on environmentally responsible material use throughout its entire life cycle," according to the EPA.

LG also earned the EPA's Silver Tier Award in recognition of LG's significant contributions to the EPA's SMM Electronics Challenge goals by collecting a significant amount of used electronics for reuse and recycle, sending 100 percent of used electronics to certified third-party recyclers, and publicly sharing detailed information about its electronic management practices.

"Innovative industry leaders like LG – finding new, sustainable methods to reduce electronic waste – are paving the way for the future of manufacturing," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "Through their efforts, our SMM Electronics Challenge exemplifies the ability to promote economic growth while protecting human health and the environment."

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