Electronics stewardship and lightweighting products

The changing of TVs from heavy CRT (cathode ray tube) glass to plastic flat-panel displays, or lightweighting, is affecting electronics stewardship programs which set weight-based collection requirements annually. Because "manufacturers for three years in a row have collected fewer pounds of electronics than the state requires them to," the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed in May 2017 that it will reduce manufacturers' weight targets for the state’s nine-year-old electronics product stewardship program, Oregon E-Cycles. Resource Recycling similarly covered the lightweighting of electronic devices in a May 2017 article about E-Cycle Washington, which uses market share data rather than weight-based obligations.