Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
ABRI's vision is simple: effective stewardship of all end of life batteries


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 welcomes new Affiliate Member ANZRP

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Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) has joined ABRI as an affiliate member. ANZRP is Australia’s only not-for-profit, government-approved Co-regulatory Arrangement operating under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).

ANZRP established and manages TechCollect, a national e-waste recycling service, which aims to provide local communities and businesses throughout Australia with a free and easy way to responsibly dispose of and recycle their unwanted computers, computer accessories and TVs.

Posted on: October 1st, 2015

Launch of Power Tool Batteryback pilot

An ABRI pilot project to collect and recycle used power tool batteries in Brisbane was launched on Father’s Day (6 September) by the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, the Hon Dr. Steven Miles MP.

Minister launching at Masters

Batteries will be collected through selected Bunnings, Masters and TradeTools stores in the Brisbane City Council area. The project has been developed by ABRI with funding from the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage. The team responsible for collection, recycling and communication includes ABRI members Infoactiv Group, MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd , Planet Ark and Australia Post (StarTrack).

The aim of the pilot is to investigate the feasibility of collecting power tool batteries through hardware stores. It will provide valuable information on consumer willingness to participate, costs of collection and recycling, the types of batteries available for collection by weight, chemistry and brand, and other operational issues. Participating stores are listed on the Power Tool Batteryback site at RecyclingNearYou.

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Posted on: September 7th, 2015

Telstra’s free e-waste recycling service for small businesses

For a limited period Telstra Business Centres (select locations) are offering a free e-waste pick-up and recycling service for small businesses with the support of ABRI member Infoactiv.

The eCycle program is completely free and provides an opportunity for organisations to safely and conveniently dispose of any unwanted or redundant technology in an environmentally responsible way. It will collect mobile phones, computers and computer peripherals, including any batteries still contained in the product. A business can participate by either visiting their local Telstra Business Centre to pick up electronic waste recycling boxes or by ordering them online. Once the boxes are full, either call 1800 111 399 or go online to organise a free pick up.

Posted on: September 7th, 2015

New technology for lead acid battery recycling

Aqua Metals Inc. has started building a new lead acid battery recycling facility in Nevada, USA. The facility will utilise More…

Posted on: September 7th, 2015

Export permits

ABRI member Dodd & Dodd Group has applied to the Department of Environment for a permit to export up to More…

Posted on: September 7th, 2015

New definition of a portable battery in the UK

The European Battery Directive mandates producer responsibility for recycling portable batteries. The lack of a clear definition of ‘portable battery’ More…

Posted on: August 23rd, 2015

Cancellation of approval for one of the TV and computer arrangements

The Department of Environment announced on 10 August that approval of the Reverse E-Waste co-regulatory arrangement, administered by Beverich Holdings More…

Posted on: August 19th, 2015

Ministers agree to continue negotiations on battery stewardship

At their meeting on 15 July Environment Ministers agreed to continue negotiations with industry on a voluntary stewardship program, but More…

Posted on: July 17th, 2015

Recycling essential to recover metals from Li-ion batteries

According to a report in Greentech Media, lithium-ion battery production could be constrained in future by available supplies of cobalt, More…

Posted on: July 14th, 2015

WA extends Household Hazardous Waste program for 1 year

The Western Australian Waste Authority has extended its Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) program for another year, until mid 2016, while More…

Posted on: July 14th, 2015