Nov 9 - LG Electronics Announces First Recycling Program for Hotel TVs, Computer Monitors

LG Electronics USA, Inc., has teamed up with Waste Management, Inc. (WM) to provide recycling programs for hotel operators to responsibly dispose of outdated television sets and computer monitors in 2010.

In 2010 alone, hundreds of hotels are expected to upgrade thousands of rooms with energy-efficient LG flat-panel digital TVs, which will displace older analog picture tube TVs. To support this growing trend, LG Electronics will now offer environmentally conscious hotel, motel and resort operators a convenient, cost-effective opportunity for recycling the obsolete hotel TVs.

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.

The program will leverage WM’s national network of over 200 recycling centers throughout the United States. The hotel TVs and computer monitors collected under this program will be processed in an environmentally responsible manner at one of four regionally designated WM recycling facilities that are ISO 14001 and 9001 certified to protect the local environment in those communities along with the people handling this waste. WM follows U.S. EPA’s R2 Standards for the management of electronic waste.

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