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 >

Latest News

New public guidance on the hazardous waste status of batteries

The Department of the Environment and Energy’s has released it’s position on the hazardous waste status of zinc-carbon, zinc chloride, alkaline, and nickel-metal hydride batteries under the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports Act) 1989 (the Act) and Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) (OECD Decision) Regulations 1996 (the OECD Regulations). It provides guidance on whether a hazardous waste permit is required to export waste zinc-carbon, zinc chloride, alkaline, and nickel-metal hydride batteries to another country.

To read the Guidance, download the guidance here: DEE_Public_Guidance_Waste_Batteries_180307

Posted on: March 6th, 2018

Registrations Open for the 2018 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition

Australia’s peak industry event for energy storage, the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018), running from 23-24 May in Adelaide, will provide a globally significant platform for energy experts and industry leading companies to explore the impact of energy storage. AES 2018 will feature a keynote presentation by Savjeev Gupta, Chairman of GFG Alliance and majority shareholder of SIMEC Zen Energy. Mr Savjeev is quickly emerging as a leader in the fast-changing energy landscape, with SIMEC Zen Energy recently contracted by the SA government to help move South Australia towards a 100 per cent renewable energy target.

The exhibition will also feature companies including Tesla, Redflow, Toshiba, Kokam, ANT Solutions, giving attendees an opportunity to hear about new products and technologies in the energy storage space. As the industry continues to transition to renewable energy, there has never been a better time to be a part of the conversations around environmental and business sustainability and all the applications for energy storage.

For more information and to register, visit

Posted on: March 5th, 2018

Recycled lithium volumes still relatively low

An interesting article on global recycling rates and the impact of current policies on reuse and recovery rates. Long service lives, positive prospects for second use and poor collection of portable batteries are said to be the main reasons behind this ‘relatively low’ figure. To read the full article, click here.

Posted on: December 9th, 2017

ABRI releases updated ULAB Packing Guidance

ABRI is the industry focal point for technical guidance on battery collection, transport, and recycling. In response to the recent More…

Posted on: December 1st, 2017

Worldwide sales of electric vehicles to exceed 14 million a year by 2025

Worldwide sales of electric vehicles are forecast to exceed 14 million a year by 2025, according to Reuters. This is More…

Posted on: November 24th, 2017

Global Battery Recycling Market Worth $21.04 Billion by 2025

Grand View Research, Inc.finds that the global battery recycling market is expected to reach USD 21.04 billion by 2025, growing More…

Posted on: October 9th, 2017

National Battery Recycling Scheme Gaining Ground

Media release from QLD Environment Minister, Hon. Steven Miles government suggests government is looking for action on the part of More…

Posted on: August 2nd, 2017

Environment Ministers discuss the path forward for Rechargeable Batteries

Commonwealth, State and Territory Environment Ministers met today in Melbourne. The Agreed Statement arising from the meeting included a statement More…

Posted on: July 28th, 2017

Meeting with the Environment Minster’s Advisor in Canberra

This week ABRI met with Josh Thomas, Advisor to the Minister for Environment and Energy Hon, Minister Frydenberg. The goal More…

Posted on: July 27th, 2017

ABRI calls on the Federal Government to implement industry recommendations for battery stewardship

On July 28th, Environment Ministers have the opportunity to consider industry recommendations for a battery stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. More…

Posted on: July 24th, 2017