In an era of sustainable development, LG and Samsung have earned some brownie points by receiving ECOLOGO certification for their flagship products. LG G6 and Galaxy S8 have been certified for being environmental friendly and have won the Gold rating from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), approved by the Green Electronics Council and Underwriters Laboratories.
The new mobile phone category for EPEAT was launched by the Green Electronics Council yesterday only. And LG G6 and Galaxy S8 are the first smartphones to receive the certification.
The certification is awarded based on various environmental aspects of products and evaluates a mobile phone’s compliance with stringent environmental performance criteria. The use of toxic materials and energy efficiency of a mobile phone is taken into account during evaluation.
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Nancy Gillis, CEO of the Green Electronics Council, terming LG G6 as ‘a sustainable smartphone’ said:
By choosing a sustainable smartphone like the LG G6, purchasers are choosing to help alleviate e-waste, decrease the use of toxic substances, improve device packaging, avoid conflict minerals, support fair labor practices, and more.
Increasingly, institutional IT purchasers are including mobile services as part of their sustainable procurements, and one way for wireless carriers to distinguish their services as sustainable is by offering sustainable devices.
Commenting on the feat, Samsung said the Galaxy S8 smartphones received eulogies for utilizing recycled materials for earphone cases and their high power efficiency.
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