LG Continues to Go Green with Eco-Magnesium

The world's third-largest phone-maker in terms of unit sales after Nokia and Samsung, according to IDC, has already removed lead, cadmium, nickel, halogen substances and other EU RoHS materials from its production of mobile phones. Standby power has also been reduced in portable chargers and a reminder feature lets users know when the handset is fully charged.

LG shipped 27.5 million handsets globally and had a market share of 6.6 percent in Q3 2010, according to a recent report from information technology research and advisory company Gartner.   

Now, LG Electronics has committed to replacing conventional magnesium used in its mobile phones to a more environmentally friendly magnesium alloy dubbed Eco-magnesium. Coming in 2012, using the Eco-magnesium will effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4kg for every handset manufactured. 

"Eco-magnesium is one of LG's key strategies in our ongoing effort to transform LG into a leader in more environmentally responsible manufacturing," the president and chief technology officer of LG, Skott Ahn, said in a press release statement. 

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