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

EV growth could be great news for battery recyclers

This article in Recycling International provides an overview of the growth in EV batteries and the potential for recyclers given that the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Electric Vehicles in the next five years. To read the article here

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018

Lithium ion batteries thought to have sparked massive blaze

A recent fire in the UK once again underlines the importance of establishing a national stewardship scheme to ensure that safe and responsible recycling options are available to communities.

To read the article, click “Lithium ion batteries thought to have sparked massive UK blaze” (180523)

Posted on: May 28th, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries leading cause of waste facility fires in California

As the volume of lithium waste batteries increases, so too does the risk of fires in landfills and waste facilities. This article illustrates the scale of the problem in California. This is the same reality facing Australian waste facilities and highlights the need for a national stewardship scheme to ensure Australia has accessible recycling options. To read the article, click
Lithium Batteries Leading Cause of Fires in CA Waste Facilities

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

ISF and ABRI release PV Stewardship: Accessing International Experience Briefing Note

The briefing note provides insights on:  PV market & international recycling trends  Key features of international PV stewardship More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling – Berlin 2018

September 26 – 28, 2018, Berlin, Germany ICBR is the international platform for presenting the latest developments and discussing the More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Opportunity to partner in future cities CRC

Cities pose the biggest challenges in the future – most people will be living there, how we deal with urban More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Time to recycle everything with a plug or battery

MRI E-cycle Solutions highlights the importance of Victoria’s ewaste landfill ban, noting that it should also drive national policies. Last More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Free showcase of energy storage technologies

More than 60 leading companies in the Australian and global energy storage industry will come together at the Australian Energy Storage More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Battery industry leaders welcome support of Ministers for fast tracking a battery stewardship scheme

The Chairman of the Battery Stewardship Council, Mr Gerry Morvell, today welcomed the announcement by Ministers at their meeting in More…

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018

Battery Stewardship an increased priority for government

At Friday’s Meeting of Environment Ministers, batteries once again on the agenda with the Joint Media release in support of More…

Posted on: April 27th, 2018