freezer compartments, which has increased from 50mm to 75mm thickness to meet current MEPs requirements. Despite this, there is evidence that the hazardous content of appliance shredder floc is comparable to domestic refuse (UK - Warren Spring laboratory, 1992:28). It should also be noted that there is a general recognition that Major Appliances contain fewer hazardous substances than other electronic and electrical equipment. Although this discussion is specific to Electrolux Products, we believe the arguments apply to other major appliance manufacturers who are AEEMA members. While theNSW Department of Environment and Conservation may adopt other measures to reduce waste going to landfill, it should be recognised that the already low proportion of hazardous materials contained in major appliances has been reducing, and will continue to do so, as a result of actions already adopted within the industry.