Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
ABRI's vision is simple: to achieve battery stewardship in Australia

Welcome

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

Note to Australian battery retailers: You can make a difference!

Providing drop off solutions for battery recycling in retail stores will be a critical success factor for any future national battery stewardship scheme in Australia. e-Scrap News reports that Home Depot in the US recycled more than one million pounds (450 tonnes) of rechargeable batteries in 2016 through its instore take-back program. To find out more, click here.

Posted on: March 9th, 2017

Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned inside Australian homes

To find out more, click here.

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

Solar batteries ‘exploding’ in popularity

To read all about it, go to the ABC article by clicking here.

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

What causes Li-ion to fail and what to do in case of fire

To learn more about Li-ion risks and safety precautions, click here.

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

Trucking company suing recyclers after battery fire

To read more on this topic, click here.

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

Are Ice Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage?

Michael McDonald recently published an interesting article about the boom in Energy Storage and a project in California in which More…

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

NSW Scrap Metal Bill

A new Scrap Metal Bill has been introduced in NSW which requires scrap metal dealers to register with the Commissioner More…

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

ABRI endorses a new Reuse Policy

At our recent General Meeting, ABRI endorsed a new Reuse Policy. While ABRI endorses the general principle of reuse to More…

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Looking for local battery recycling options?

Don’t forget to check out Planet Ark’s helpful website – you simply put in your postcode and the material you More…

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Launch of the Product Stewardship Cluster

ABRI was pleased to participate in the newly launched Product Stewardship Cluster. Organised by Helen Lewis and Brooke Donnelly, the More…

Posted on: February 10th, 2017