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

Public comment period open for battery storage standard that could threaten growing market

New draft standard has been released and the implications are discuss in the following article. To read click here.

To obtain a copy of the draft standard for review, click:
here. Note that it is at the very bottom of the page.

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

VIC EPA is seeking input to a review the industrial waste regulations

The EPA Victoria has commenced a review of the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009. The EPA is seeking to understand our members’ experience of the Regulations in order to inform the review. (more…)

Posted on: June 12th, 2017

Responsible end-of-life management practices in energy storage to be the topic at next weeks AES Exhibition

Next week, ABRI will be facilitating a workshop for installers at the 2017 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition | 14 – 15 June | International Convention Centre, Sydney. The workshop is part of the Exhibition which will largely be attended by installers and is scheduled for June 14th at 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Entrance to the Exhibition is free. For more information, click here.

Posted on: June 12th, 2017

ABRI to prepare end-of-life energy storage provisions for the ACT Renewables Grant Program

ABRI is working with the ACT Government to establish best practice provisions for the for the ACT Next Generation Renewables More…

Posted on: June 12th, 2017

Victoria considers including batteries in upcoming changes to the e-waste landfill ban

ABRI recently provided a submission to the Victorian government in support of including batteries in the e-waste landfill ban. To More…

Posted on: May 12th, 2017

ABRI CEO Calls for Action on Battery Stewardship in Australia

At the recent Waste 2017 Conference in Coffs Harbour, ABRI CEO, Libby Chaplin, discussed the current state of play for More…

Posted on: May 7th, 2017

Battery to blame for Kings Park fire

Recent Sydney fire highlights the importance of careful disposal of rechargeable batteries. To read more, click here.

Posted on: May 7th, 2017

Are you going to the Waste 2017 Conference in Coffs next month?

ABRI is speaking at this event and would like to organise an informal get together of members during the conference. More…

Posted on: April 26th, 2017

NSW Scrap Metal Bill – what it means for battery recyclers

At our recent AGM, we invited Paul Skuratowski, Detective Chief Inspector: State Crime Command, Property Crime Squad & Con Galea, More…

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

ABRI welcomes CSIRO as a new member

Sarah King, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO Manufacturing is our contact. Her research focuses on LIB recycling in Australia – issues More…

Posted on: April 25th, 2017