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

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 on the National Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program. What this means in practice will emerge over the coming weeks, however the Statement does represent a step in the right direction. ABRI will continue to emphasize the importance of taking action to create a truly national battery stewardship program. To read the statement, click on: 170728-MEMS-agreed-statement

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 was to highlight the importance of the upcoming discussion about a National Stewardship at the Meeting of Environment Ministers. ABRI provided an overview of the issues and emphasised the need for action to address Australia’s woeful recycling rate for non-lead acid batteries. To review the presentation we used to spark discussion, click here: 20170726-Battery-Stewardship-Drivers-R1

Posted on: July 27th, 2017

New lithium recycling patents lodged

Australian firm Neometals, reports that it has filed three US provisional patent applications in its bid to establish commercialisation of the battery recycling solution in North America. To read more about it, click here.

Posted on: July 25th, 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

Very disturbing article on button cell battery risks

To read click here.

Posted on: June 25th, 2017

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 More…

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 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 | More…

Posted on: June 12th, 2017