Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
ABRI's vision is simple: to achieve battery stewardship in Australia


The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) has been formed by a group of battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers, government bodies and environment groups to promote the collection, recycling and safe disposal of all batteries.

This has a number of important environmental benefits:

  • recovery of non-renewable resources for other beneficial uses
  • reduction in the environmental impacts of mining and manufacturing virgin materials
  • reduction in the environmental impacts of landfill
  • less contamination of recycling programs for organic materials.

ABRI’s role includes research, advocacy, education and stakeholder engagement to promote safe and environmentally responsible recycling of all batteries at end of life.

ABRI supports the principle of product stewardship: that responsibility for environmental management of products, including their recovery at end of life, is shared by organisations at every stage of the product life cycle.