Guide to Greener Electronics - LG, September 2009

Publication - 30 September, 2009
LG Electronics plummets down the ranking from 4th place to 11th, with its score dropping from 5.7 to 4.7 points. This is due to the penalty point imposed for backtrackingon its commitment to have all its products free of PVC and BFRs by the end of 2010. Now only mobile phones (no longer mobile products) will be free of these toxicsubstances from 2010; the timeline for eliminating them in TVs and monitors has been delayed until 2012. BFRs are still to be eliminated in other product lines like washingmachines, but no timeline is given. PVC will be totally banned from use in household appliance models by 2014. LGE has launched new models of mobile phones, someof whose components are PVC and BFR-free. European LCD TVs are produced with halogen free housing, wiring and integrated circuit drive. It provides a timeline of 2012for eliminating phthalates and antimony – but only in new models of mobile phones (no longer all mobile products) and TVs.

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