South Korea’s LG Innotek has announced its Pyeongtaek plant has achieved a certification for zero waste to landfill.
The electronic components manufacturing company received ‘Platinum’ level certification for its facility, which recycled 343 tons of waste annually.
To achieve the goal, waste, such as glass and plastic, discharged from the manufacturing process was recycled as cement or plastic ingredients.
According to the company, the site was able to create an annual profit of KRW346 million (£0.22m) through continuous waste recycling activities.
A spokesperson from LG Innotek said: “To reduce the excessive amount of packing materials used to prepare for rain and snow, canopy and dock were installed in the factory to prevent damage from rain.
“We were also able to reduce the expenses for waste treatment and packing materials at the same time.”
The company is planning to quickly expand the zero waste to landfill certification to all factories nationwide next year.