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

ABRI to become a Patron of the International Congress on Battery Recycling

This year, ABRI is please to become a Patron of the ICBR. We attended the event in 2017 and found it to be an excellent forum for networking and accessing international best practice.

September 26 – 28, 2018, Berlin, Germany

ICBR is the international platform for presenting the latest developments and discussing the challenges faced by the battery recycling industry. The 23rd edition of ICBR will bring together many experts and decision makers of the battery recycling value chain such as battery manufacturers, battery recyclers, OEMs from the electronic and e-mobility industry, collection schemes operators, service and transport companies, policy makers and many more.

International Congress for Battery Recycling

Posted on: March 24th, 2018

Product Stewardship Act 2011 Review Consultation Process

The Department of the Environment and Energy is currently reviewing the Product Stewardship Act 2011. A paper to inform consultation on the review will be published on the Department’s website early next week.

Public consultation forums will be held in all state and territory capitals during May and June 2018, and the call for written submissions will close on 29 June. Information on the dates and venues for these forums will be published on the Department’s website as they become available.

Posted on: March 24th, 2018

Governments take action to address potential crisis arising from the China ban

There is increasing attention on the impact on the Australian recycling sector from the China ban on ‘low-grade’ imported recyclables. This article in Recycling International highlights the extent of this market failure and the NSW response.

NSW dedicates A$ 47 million to ’emergency’ recycling package

Some A$ 47 million (US$ 36 million) has been set aside by authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) to help local councils and waste management players reduce the impact of China’s ban on ‘low-grade’ imported recyclables.

Posted on: March 24th, 2018

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, More…

Posted on: March 6th, 2018

Battery Stewardship: Accessing International Experience

ABRI and ISF recently published learnings from a visit to Europe in 2017. The report summarises Battery market & international More…

Posted on: February 24th, 2018

Battery Stewardship in Australia: Trickle Charge or Ready to Power Up?

John Gertsakis explores the need for change in battery stewardship Australia in this article in WME Business Environment Network. The More…

Posted on: February 5th, 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 More…

Posted on: February 4th, 2018

Commodity Research Book identifies opportunities for lithium battery recycling

The report finds “rapid and significant development of electric capacity is creating a vital opportunity to recapture and recycle the More…

Posted on: February 1st, 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 More…

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