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

Lithium-ion batteries leading cause of waste facility fires in California

As the volume of lithium waste batteries increases, so too does the risk of fires in landfills and waste facilities. This article illustrates the scale of the problem in California. This is the same reality facing Australian waste facilities and highlights the need for a national stewardship scheme to ensure Australia has accessible recycling options. To read the article, click
Lithium Batteries Leading Cause of Fires in CA Waste Facilities

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

ISF and ABRI release PV Stewardship: Accessing International Experience Briefing Note

The briefing note provides insights on:

 PV market & international recycling trends
 Key features of international PV stewardship schemes
 Reflections on key insights and implications directly relevant to the Australian context
 Emerging safety concerns

To read the briefing note, click here.

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling – Berlin 2018

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.

To read more about the program, click here. or to register click International Congress on Battery Recycling 2018

Join us in Berlin!

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Opportunity to partner in future cities CRC

Cities pose the biggest challenges in the future – most people will be living there, how we deal with urban More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Time to recycle everything with a plug or battery

MRI E-cycle Solutions highlights the importance of Victoria’s ewaste landfill ban, noting that it should also drive national policies. Last More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Free showcase of energy storage technologies

More than 60 leading companies in the Australian and global energy storage industry will come together at the Australian Energy Storage More…

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Battery industry leaders welcome support of Ministers for fast tracking a battery stewardship scheme

The Chairman of the Battery Stewardship Council, Mr Gerry Morvell, today welcomed the announcement by Ministers at their meeting in More…

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018

Battery Stewardship an increased priority for government

At Friday’s Meeting of Environment Ministers, batteries once again on the agenda with the Joint Media release in support of More…

Posted on: April 27th, 2018

Australia’s first lithium battery recycling facility opens

A Victorian company is Australia’s first to recycle lithium batteries which are fast-becoming the main source of power for mobile More…

Posted on: April 27th, 2018

MobileMuster & Envirostream Help Councils in Victoria Get Ready

MobileMuster, Australia’s government accredited mobile phone recycling program has partnered with Envirostream, local battery recycler, to help Councils in Victoria More…

Posted on: April 27th, 2018