It looks like environmental awareness amongst consumers is growing based on a recent survey of PC buyers. People feel bad for producing so much waste from electronics, or e-trash. The BBC has a good article covering computers and waste.
“The nine-nation research found that UK computer users were willing to pay an extra £64 ($117), while people in China were prepared for spend up to £108 ($197) for a more environmentally sound PC.”
What’s more, some companies are responding to pressure.
“The environmental group has long campaigned for the sector to move to cleaner production methods.
Dell says it will eliminate the use of all brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in its products by 2009.”