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.


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

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ABRI Member Profile: Sims Recycling Solutions

With more than 100 years’ experience, Sims is an Australian success story that has grown to become the world’s leading, publicly listed metals and electronics recycler with operations encompassing the buying, processing and selling of ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals. To read more about SRS and their role in battery stewardship, click ABRI Member Profile: Sims Recycling Solutions

Posted on: September 14th, 2018

Washington Post writes about the growing number of lithium battery fires

Another article highlighting the risks associated with not establishing a properly designed battery collection system. To read the Washington Post article, click here.

The battery stewardship scheme proposed for Australia would see establishment of strong environmental, health and safety protocols for a dedicated collection system to collect waste batteries. This would go a long way to addressing the genuine concerns raised in the Washington Post article and reduce the risk of fire.

Posted on: September 14th, 2018

Exploding lithium battery believed to be the cause of Brisbane fire

Last week saw a fire in Brisbane thought to be caused by a lithium battery in a scrap metal yard. To read the news item, click here. Without a well designed system such as that proposed by the Battery Stewardship Council to collect batteries, we will likely see more fires such as this.

Posted on: September 14th, 2018

Industrial pollution being repurposed to produce flow batteries!

As the world charges towards greater reliance on batteries, sustainability throughout the battery supply chain will become increasingly important. This More…

Posted on: September 2nd, 2018

Perspective on the EU battery recycling market

Alain Vassart, General Secretary of the European Battery Recycling Association, offers his perspectives on the key issues facing the industry More…

Posted on: August 31st, 2018

UK partnership to focus on reuse of batteries from Electric Vehicles

As the debate around reuse of EV batteries emerges, it is valuable to see how specialists in other countries are More…

Posted on: August 31st, 2018

Victorian Government announces $4.5 million Resource Recovery Market Development Program

The grant program aims to help develop markets for Victoria’s recyclable waste, and boost research and development into resource recovery. More…

Posted on: August 24th, 2018