It's not about power consumption or pleasing hippies; it's about creating products that don't leave a bunch of sh*t for you and your children to breath, drink, and eat. Remember that you live on the same freakin' planet as everyone else, and when you are "throwing away" mercury, lead, and all the stuff that can kill you, it's not going anywhere but here on Earth.
It's the selfish attitude that Exceededgoku and people like him posses that is going to cause horrible living conditions for everyone in the future... maybe Exceededgoku is impotent and cannot have kids, hence trying to enjoy his/her/ce life... but there are still going to be children born who have to suffer on his behalf.
When all those products become obsolete, I sure as hope that no one here dies of heavy metal poisoning or any other ill effects associated with e-waste.
You can go on believing that pollution does not concern you, but one day your ignorance will catch up...