LG's 65-inch OLED display certified for its low carbon footprint

Mike Wheatley

LG Display has won another award for its display technology, saying its new 65-inch OLED TV panel has earned the Carbon Trust’s Product Carbon Footprint Certification as a result of its low carbon emissions.


According to LG, the 65-inch OLED panel meets the global standard PAS 2050 for greenhouse gas emissions throughout its full product lifecycle. The Carbon Trust, which sets the standard, is a global climate consultancy that aims to accelerate the push towards a decarbonized future. Its Product Carbon Footprint Certification is a key element of that push, serving as one of the most widely recognized environmental certifications in the world, LG Display said.

Explaining how it was able to meet the standard, LG Display said that OLED is a self-emissive display technology that doesn’t require a backlight. Due to this, it can reduce the use of plastic materials by up to 90% compared to LCD panels. Meanwhile, it’s possible to recycle 92.75 of all the materials used in making the panel, as the bulk of these are iron and other kinds of metals.

The award adds to the Eco Product Certification from SGS that was previously bestowed on LG’s OLED panels, which were rated for recycling, hazardous substances, resource efficiency and energy efficiency.

LG Display explained that the energy efficiency of its panels has been boosted by 22% this year thanks to its adoption of Micro Lens Array technology, which uses a META Booster brightness-enhancing algorithm to maximize light emissions from its pixels.

Previously, LG Display’s OLED panels have also landed awards for their low blue light levels, making them less harmful to the human eye than other types of display technology.

LG Display has made it a part of its mission to reduce the impact its display products have on the environment. The company’s Life Cycle Assessment system was adopted in 2021, and it sees the company evaluate the environmental impact of every aspect of its products, throughout their lifecycle. Through this system, LG Display said it has been able to reduce the amount of harmful materials it uses in its OLED panels, while minimizing both power consumption and greenhouse gas production during manufacturing. It has also focused its efforts on developing OLED technologies that have lower power consumption than previous-generation displays.

"We aim to enhance the eco-friendliness and competitiveness of our OLED TV panels by incorporating environmentally sustainable technologies into LG Display's unmatched technological expertise,” said LG Display’s Vice President of Foundation Technology Laboratory, Kwon-shik Park.

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