"So-called e-waste is a growing global problem, with 30 million PCs being dumped each year in the US alone. People also feel manufacturers should take responsibility for the disposal of old machines, the research shows. 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. The study by Ipsos-Mori for Greenpeace coincides with an announcement by PC maker Dell to phase out a number of toxic chemicals in its products."
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