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Waste and Emissions

We are planning to raise the recycling rate of waste generated at our production sites by 90% until 2020.

LG Electronics makes ongoing efforts to increase recycling rates of waste generated at our production sites by minimizing the amount of waste.

Waste Management

We make ongoing efforts to increase recycling rates of waste generated at our production sites by minimizing the amount of waste that is discharged, increasing recyclability through separate disposal, and implementing environmentally friendly treatment processes. LG Electronics’ waste recycling rates are increasing every year. We are planning to raise the recycling rate of waste generated at our production sites by 90 percent until 2020.

Waste Generated and Recycled (Unit: ton)
Graph showing recycling rates of waste increased from 2014(76%) to 2016(78%).
Waste Generation (Unit: ton)
Waste generated in Korea compare to Overseas between 2014 and 2016.
  • Recycling does not include heat recovery through incineration
Air and Water Emissions

All LG Electronics business sites are managed according to internal environmental standards that far exceed the legal requirements (by 50%). Such disciplined management approach helps us reduce risks and contribute to protecting the environment of local communities.

Air Emissions (Unit: ton)
Air Emissions in Korea compare to Overseas between 2014 and 2016.
  • Corrected typos in 2015 data
Water Emissions (Unit: ton)
Water Emissions in Korea compare to Overseas between 2014 and 2016.
  • Based on production sites with an internal waste water treatment facility