LG Electronics USA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have agreed to collaborate on several environmental goals, including waste and recycling.

The Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based consumer electronics firm agreed to take part in a broad range of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the Washington-based EPA, according to a news release. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is the first signed by a consumer electronics firm.

The initiatives LG agreed to includes joining the EPA WasteWise Program to improve waste prevention programs, recycling practices and sustainable purchasing at its U.S. facilities; supporting EPA Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling challenges; using the EPA GreenScapes program to support environmentally beneficial landscaping practices that can reduce waste, conserve water and cut energy usage; and achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications.

The MOUalso covers product stewardship, environmentally-preferred purchasing, green infrastructure, green transportation and environmental education initiatives in which LG will collaborate with the EPA.