LG Collaborating with EPA on Waste, Recycling Programs

LG Electronics USA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have agreed to collaborate on several environmental goals, including waste and recycling.

The Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based consumer electronics firm agreed to take part in a broad range of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the Washington-based EPA, according to a news release. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is the first signed by a consumer electronics firm.

The initiatives LG agreed to includes joining the EPA WasteWise Program to improve waste prevention programs, recycling practices and sustainable purchasing at its U.S. facilities; supporting EPA Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling challenges; using the EPA GreenScapes program to support environmentally beneficial landscaping practices that can reduce waste, conserve water and cut energy usage; and achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications.

The MOUalso covers product stewardship, environmentally-preferred purchasing, green infrastructure, green transportation and environmental education initiatives in which LG will collaborate with the EPA.

 

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