Waste Management, LG Introduce Program to Recycle Electronics at Hotels

LG Electronics USA Inc. and Waste Management Inc. announced the first recycling program for hotel operators to dispose of outdated television sets and computer monitors.
Under this new program planned for launch next year, 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.

“This program will encourage hotel operators to dispose of outdated electronics in an environmentally responsible manner,” said Teddy Hwang, president, LG Electronics USA, which established its successful nationwide electronics-recycling program for consumers with Waste Management over a year ago. This initiative “further supports LG’s global sustainability initiative that also encompasses energy conservation, reduction of hazardous substances and responsible product designs,” he noted.

The program will capitalize on WM’s network of more than 200 recycling centers throughout the United States. The collected electronics will be processed at one of four regionally designated Waste Management recycling 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 electronic waste.

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