Guide to Greener Electronics - LGE March 2009

Publication - 31 March, 2009
LG Electronics remains in 6th position, although its score drops from 5.7 in v.10 to 5.5, losing points for backtracking on its commitment to have all its products free of PVCand BFRs by the end of 2010. Now only mobile products will be free of these toxic substances from 2010; the timeline for eliminating them in TVs and monitors has beendelayed until after 2012. BFRs are still to be eliminated in other product lines like washing machines, but no timeline is given and eliminating PVC in household appliancesis no longer in LGE’s work plan. LGE has launched new models of mobile phones with halogen-free housings, packaging and main printed wiring board. It provides a timelineof 2012 for eliminating phthalates and antimony – but only in new models of mobile products.

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