LG have revealed plans to re-think their manufacturing processes in an attempt to boost their green credentials.
Instead of using conventional magnesium, LG will build its mobile devices using Eco Magnesium,”a new type of clean magnesium [that] will reduce greenhouse gas emission by a factor of approximately 24,000 during the die casting process without affecting the quality of the final product”.
It’s a substantial change, as regular magnesium is a prime culprit in the creation of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), which is apparently the “most potent greenhouse gas ever encountered”.
“Eco-Magnesium is one of LG’s key strategies in our ongoing effort to transform LG into a leader in more environmentally responsible manufacturing”, said Dr. Skott Ahn, president and CTO of LG Electronics.
“This transition to Eco-Magnesium will allow LG and our customers to play a small but significant role in making the world cleaner for future generations”.
Eco Magnesium will be used in all LG phones by 2012.