lg commits to certified e-waste scheme

LG Electronics has announced its commitment to third-party certification of its electronic waste recycling worldwide. The recognition of the need for responsible electronics waste stewardship by such a major power in the industry is to be applauded. WEEE Systems advocates for further schemes of this kind, which promote a ‘joined up’ path for electronics devices from green design to responsible retirement and beyond the purpose for which they were originally intended. This follows in the footsteps of last week’s efforts by the US Government to set out a strategy for e-waste and WEEE Systems hopes that other actors in the sector will pursue similar strategies to the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship , increasing efficiency, aiding sustainability and furthering co-operation between electronics producers and recyclers.

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