New LG Computer Display Gets High Green Marks

LG Electronics, currently embroiled in a dispute with the Department of Energy over reported Energy Star-related issues with some refrigerators, is plowing ahead on other green tech fronts as the Consumer Electronics Show rolls into Vegas this week. It announced today its new E2350VLED 23-inch computer display is the first in the world to get UL Environment’s new Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) for high tech equipment.

UL Environment, which we interviewed recently about their green tech certification processes, is a part of well-regarded Underwriters Laboratories. This process, which culminates in a product bearing the UL Environment Sustainable Product Certification mark (a green leaf encircling the familiar “UL” initials), is considered much tougher than the Energy Star standard.

image via GoodCleanTech

image via GoodCleanTech

UL Environment, in giving the certification, noted that the E2350VLED makes majority use of materials and parts which “can be reused or recycled at the end of the product’s useful life, reducing the amount of materials sent to landfills.” This is on top of independently determining, according to GoodCleanTech, that this display meets Energy Star standards for energy efficiency. More details on this LG monitor, including pricing and release date, will be made available later this week.

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