Greener electronics LG Electronics ranking: Second Edition

Publication - December 6, 2006
LGE gets top marks for its support of the Precautionary Principle and also scores points for providing timelines for substituting polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). It loses points on product take back and recycling.LGE has slipped down to 11th place in the ranking due to its double standards on Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR), thereby losing the points it scored for supporting IPR. While LGE’s global website states that the company believes that the producer (not consumer) should be responsible for financing the waste management of its own brand products when they are discarded; in the US, LGE is part of a Coalition that has been opposing Producer Responsibility and lobbying for U.S. consumers to pay an Advanced Recycling Fee (ARF).

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