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

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 update to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG), ABRI has updated our guidance for packing used lead acid batteries (ULABs). The recent update to the code, ADG 7.5 has some significant changes, and these have been reflected in the most recent update to the guidance. As always, these guidelines should be used in consultation with your recyclers and with your regulators to ensure you minimise effort and maximize value. To download the Guidance, click 1701124 ABRI Guidelines – Packing ULABs

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 up from less than a million today, thus resulting in a surge in the consumption of battery materials. Read the full story, click here.

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

ABRI submits position paper to the Federal Minister for Environment and Energy

In recent correspondence with the Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for Environment & Energy, ABRI highlighted the compelling reasons for taking More…

Posted on: July 24th, 2017

ABRI encourages the federal Minister for Environment and Energy to support battery stewardship

ABRI has written to the federal Minister for Environment and Energy to support battery stewardship. In response, a meeting has More…

Posted on: July 24th, 2017