LG starts recycling program for hotel TVs and monitors
Manufacturer partners with WM
LG Electronics USA, Inc., and Waste Management, Inc.
announced the first recycling program for hotel operators
to responsibly dispose of outdated television sets and
In 2010 alone, hundreds of hotels are expected to upgrade
thousands of rooms with energy-efficient LG flat-panel
digital TVs, which will displace older analog picture
tube TVs. To support this growing trend, LG Electronics
will now offer environmentally conscious hotel, motel
and resort operators a convenient, cost-effective opportunity
for recycling the obsolete hotel TVs.
Under this new program planned for launch in 2010, LG
Electronics would facilitate the recycling process through
Waste Management’s subsidiary WM Recycle America LLC.
In addition to offering the TV and monitor-recycling
program, LG would assist hoteliers in working with WM
to recycle the packaging from the new LG flat-panel HDTVs
and computer monitors being installed in their properties.
The hotel TVs and computer monitors collected under this
program will be processed in an environmentally responsible
manner at one of four regionally designated Waste Management
e-cycling facilities that are ISO 14001 and 9001 certified
to protect the local environment in those communities
along with the people handling this waste. Waste Management
is also committed to the United States Environmental
Protection Agency’s R2 Standards for the management of