LG’s 2023 OLED Evo series recognized for reducing plastic use in new TV design

LG Electronics 2023 OLED evo series TVs have been certified as environment friendly, receiving certifications for Reducing CO21 and Measured CO22 pointing to LG’s ongoing environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts for plastic waste reduction.

The certification, received for the third year in a row was issued by Carbon Trust and the Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS), the former being a global climate consultancy created to accelerate the move to a ‘Net Zero’ future, while SGS is the leading global testing organization dedicated to certifying environmentally sustainable products. Both institutions inspected the entire 2023 OLED evo series product stage from production and delivery to disposal.

Commenting on the recognition, LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company’s Product Development Division lead Baik Sun-pil noted that the product boasts lighter weight, and stronger durability, applying composite Fibre material and metal.

“These materials contribute to less plastic use, with the LG OLED evo series TVs requiring only 40 per cent of the plastic that is used in LCD TVs of the same screen size. Thanks to these efforts, LG has effectively curbed its plastic use by 20,000 tons this year. Besides, the product is designed this way to ensure viewers can enjoy immersive viewing experiences while reducing impact in all production stages for a greener, healthier environment at the same time. As a company, we commit to continue to pursue a broad range of ESG initiatives and responsible practices, as the firm leader of the OLED TV market,” said Baik Sun-pil.

Thanks to the composite fibre material, select models from the latest OLED evo series are around 20 per cent lighter than an LCD TV of the same screen size, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions in transit.

Additionally, the back cover of LG OLED evo models, QNED TVs and NanoCell TVs released in 2023 are completed with recycled plastic material which uses more than 30 per cent of used plastic. With such efforts, it is expected that LG will achieve a waste plastic recycling effect amounting to 3,200 tons yearly, regarding TV products alone.

LG OLED TVs are also made with fewer components than conventional LCD TVs. The smaller number of parts required for each LG OLED product is a result of the TVs’ unique, self-lit display technology, which removes the need for a separate backlighting structure. A reduced parts count also means fewer resources used per unit, as well as less plastic and e-waste to contend with at the end of the TVs’ operational life.

Since its initial launch in 2013, LG OLED has continuously raised the industry bar, introducing pioneering display technologies such as OLED evo and groundbreaking form factors including the world’s first rollable TV, LG SIGNATURE OLED R, as well as the bendable LG OLED Flex.

This year, which marks the 10th anniversary of LG OLED, sees several new additions to LG’s diverse lineup of self-lit TVs, headlined by the stunning models from the 2023 OLED evo series. LG OLED evo series TVs are currently available in 125 countries worldwide.

LG has earned a place in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for 11 consecutive years and has received the ‘Comprehensive A grade’ from the ESG Evaluation and Rating Announcement of Korea ESG Standards Institute (KCGS) for 2 consecutive years.


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