Take-Back & Recycling Amount
In May 2013, LG Electronics entered into a tri-party (Ministry of Environment, municipalities, and manufacturers) agreement to establish a take-back system for major home appliances in the metropolitan area, Korea. This take-back system allows consumers to specify the time and date of collection via online or telephone. These discarded appliances, collected by a dedicated collection team, are delivered to municipal collection centers and processed in an environmentally safe manner at regional recycling centers located nationwide.
In 2014, this take-back system was expanded from metropolitan areas to city and county levels. In the result of this improvement, collection of major home appliances increased by 257% over the previous year.
This data is based on Sales and Recycling performance in Korea only.