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Each year, millions of home appliances reach the end of their operational lifespans and are taken away for disposal.* However, their story doesn’t have to finish there. Through transformative processes and technologies, these discarded devices can be reborn as brand-new appliances, offering features and performance tailored to the needs and preferences of today’s consumers.
Let’s explore how old appliances are being turned into up-to-date and environmentally-conscious living solutions by one of the leading innovators in the home appliance industry.
Urban Mining: Unearthing New Resources From Discarded Appliances
‘Urban mining’ means extracting valuable resources from ‘retired’ household appliances. It involves recovering and sorting any raw materials that can be used in the creation of new products. Unlike incineration – a fate that befalls many disused appliances – this course of action helps reduce carbon emissions and prevent environmental pollution. An active urban miner, LG extracts several different materials from discarded appliances – including plastic, iron and non-ferrous metals – and then uses them to help produce its advanced, new offerings.
LG Recycling Center: Giving New Life to Old Appliances
Since the end of 2021, LG has been implementing resource circulation programs in a total of 52 countries worldwide as part of its extensive efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions. At the LG Recycling Center in South Korea, which commenced operations in 2001, raw materials are harvested from disposed-of home appliances, meticulously sorted and processed before being made into ‘fresh’ eco-responsible appliance components.
Here are the four main steps taken at the LG Recycling Center that make it possible to turn old appliances into high-quality parts for new products.
Step 1: Collection – Used appliances such as refrigerators, washers and air conditioners are collected and transported to the center.
Step 2: Disassemble and Crush – The appliances are taken apart, and the components are crushed to achieve a consistent size.
Step 3: Sorting and Processing – After iron, aluminum, copper and plastic materials have been sorted, the plastics are put through an additional process where they are made into pellets; a convenient and renewable resource for the manufacturing of plastic parts and goods.
Step 4: Rebirth – The pellets are melted and transformed into plastic parts for use in the production of new LG home appliances.
Recycled Plastics: Giving Life to LG’s Captivating Designs
Recycled plastics play an important role in bringing the captivating designs of LG’s home appliances to life, including those of the recently launched LG Styler ShoeCare and ShoeCase. The LG PuriCare AeroFurniture air purifier and the LG tiiun mini, which come in an array of vibrant colors to enliven the home, also employ recycled plastics. Used in the construction of both products’ exteriors, these repurposed materials contribute to the aesthetic appeal of LG’s innovations and help reduce resource consumption and waste.
A Continuous Virtuous Cycle for the Planet and Consumers
LG has fully embraced a ‘Sustainable Cycle’ approach, building eco-consciousness into every stage of the home appliance lifecycle, from production and packaging to usage and recycling. The company continues to utilize recycled materials extracted and processed at the CRC in the manufacture of new appliances – appliances that minimize power consumption and emissions, and are themselves highly recyclable. In this way, LG has created a virtuous cycle that simultaneously benefits the planet and consumers.
Stepping up its efforts even further, LG plans to reach a cumulative total of 600,000 tons of recycled plastics (for producing home appliance components) by the beginning of the next decade. The ambitious target is set out in the company’s ‘Better Life Plan 2030,’ and also forms part of LG’s broader strategy to achieve carbon neutrality.
Also by 2030, LG estimates it will have recovered 8 million tons of out-of-use appliances for the purpose of extracting recycled materials.
By implementing initiatives such as proper product disposal and the extraction of materials from discarded products, LG is able to create something new from something old, showing how a firm commitment to people and the planet can help make a better life for all.
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*According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), roughly nine million refrigerators/freezers, six million window air conditioning units and nearly one million dehumidifiers are disposed of each year. ( link hidden, please login to view)
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Frieze announced LG OLED as official Headline Partner of Frieze Seoul, a renowned art fair which will be held from September 6-9 at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea, via a press release that marks the beginning of a collaborative journey bringing the worlds of art and technology together.
Recently, LG worked alongside Frieze as Global Partner of Frieze LA and Frieze New York in February and May, respectively. During Frieze Seoul 2023, LG will be participating as a Headline Partner, marking a significant milestone for the company as the first consumer electronics manufacturer to reach this level of partnership with Frieze at one of its art fairs.
Among Frieze’s partners, Headline Partners and Global Lead Partners are given the highest honor and privileges. As a Headline Partner, LG’s OLED logo will be prominently showcased across every medium during Frieze Seoul 2023. What’s more, the company will also be provided an exclusive space during the art fair to greet visitors. The Headline Partner status is attributed to the capabilities of LG OLED TVs, which offer consumers immersive self-lit picture quality and artists new creative possibilities for the creation of captivating digital art experiences.
Around the globe, LG continues to partner with renowned art institutions and venues through its unique LG OLED art initiative, as it strives to elevate value for creators and consumers alike through the seamless marriage of art and technology.
The LG OLED Art initiative will play a critical role in the constantly evolving, dynamic realm of digital art. The company aims to engage in more collaborations that offer long-lasting art experiences with industry-leading OLED TVs, continuing to pave the way for next-level, differentiated home entertainment experiences that only LG can provide.
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I have just bought an LG TV (model LG 43UQ7500). I have tuned it via antenna, but the TV has a problem playing everything (it says "invalid service") except for 7 channels, which are public broadcast (but that shouldn't make difference - they are all DTV). The only thing that does help is turning off the TV, waiting for a few minutes and then turning it back on. Once I turn it off and then on, it stops working - except for the 7 channels. So it's a neverending process of turning it off and on to actually be able to watch the TV.
Does anybody know what could be causing this? The TV has been updated, I have set it up for my location (Czech Republic), I've tried factory reset....
Thank you for your suggestions!
When will the 4.0 update be available for my 2016-17 LG Smart TV? I just got Alexa and can't use it for the TV unless it has the 4.0 version. Model #70UH6350-UB.
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New LG MAGNIT Designed for Advanced Content Creation Offers
Excellent Picture Quality, Easy Installation and More
SEOUL, May 24, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of its new LG MAGNIT (model LBAF) display for virtual production. A huge screen leveraging the company’s cutting-edge Micro LED technology, the new model delivers premium picture quality with deep blacks and vibrant, natural colors, helping directors to create immersive visual experiences. Ideal for film and media production, the new LG MAGNIT is capable of displaying digitally-rendered images in real time; synchronizing with monitors, cameras, camera trackers and production computers so that virtual and live-action elements can be seamlessly blended together.
The use of LED displays to provide lifelike backdrops for shooting footage of real actors, presenters and foreground objects is becoming more popular in the broadcasting and film industries. Designed specifically for virtual production studios and extended reality (XR) stages, the new LG MAGNIT, boasting LG’s robust chip-on-board (COB) LED technology and a 1.5 millimeter pixel pitch, delivers the supreme picture quality, features and convenience needed for professional content production. Employing millions of self-lit pixels, LG’s Micro LED panels are known for their stellar contrast, bright colors and accurate image reproduction. LG MAGNIT’s ability to faithfully display digitally-rendered landscapes – whether depicting a location from this world or a completely imagined realm – enables directors to make their artistic vision come to life.
LG MAGNIT for virtual production provides versatility by giving users the ability to customize the size of the displayed image and choose either hanging or stacking installation.* The structure of LG’s Micro LED solution helps reduce color distortion to keep images true across a wide viewing angle, making the impressive display suitable for large-screen configurations. Additionally, for content creators that prefer an immersive effect, LG MAGNIT allows for a concave curvature of up to 10 degrees. The design of this state-of-the-art display also makes module alignment easy.
For simplicity of setup and management, the new LG MAGNIT offers convenient installation and maintenance. LG’s Micro LED display comes with large, 35.6-inch cabinets and has panel modules and power supply units that can be accessed from the rear. Offering broadcast quality performance, LG’s purpose-built display solution pairs superb color accuracy with low latency video processing and excellent HDR capabilities.
“A premium Micro LED display, LG MAGNIT for virtual production is an invaluable tool for broadcasting systems, movie studios and XR stages, helping directors to see their creative vision come to life,” said Paik Ki-mun, senior vice president and head of the Information Display business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “Through collaboration with industry leaders, LG will continue to enhance its lineup of Micro LED solutions, offering large-scale displays customized to the unique requirements of diverse verticals.”
Since its initial launch in 2020, LG MAGNIT has raised the bar for premium display experiences, leveraging LG’s Micro LED technology to deliver stunning picture quality with accurate colors. Designed for use in various environments, the MAGNIT lineup includes displays for residential settings (model
link hidden, please login to view / pixel pitch: 0.78mm) and solutions for diverse business sectors, including corporate, retail and hospitality (model / pixel pitch: 0.78/0.9/1.25mm). The new LG MAGNIT will be available in markets worldwide starting from this month. For more information about LG MAGNIT, visit .
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* Accessories required for installation are sold separately.
Anyone else suffer panel failure on
LG 43UJ630V 43 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
This set is barely two years old and the screen has 'bloomed' showing large patches of purple/blue at various parts of the screen. LG customer service didn't want to know about taking it in for repair let alone a refund. Worst quality ever and utter disgrace the cheap components fail just outside the pathetic two year guarantee. The OS restart error seems to have finally been fixed now but as the build quality and picture quality - even when new - is terrible I would advise against buying from this company in future.
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