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. And collection target product was expanded into small household appliances in 2015. Thanks to this new take-back system, consumers can dispose of their old appliances much more easily and collection rates also continue to increase.
This data is based on Sales and Recycling performance in Korea only.