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

Are you going to the Waste 2017 Conference in Coffs next month?

ABRI is speaking at this event and would like to organise an informal get together of members during the conference. If you are attending and are either a member (or potential member), email Libby and she will keep you posted on timing and location of our get-together.

Posted on: April 26th, 2017

NSW Scrap Metal Bill – what it means for battery recyclers

At our recent AGM, we invited Paul Skuratowski, Detective Chief Inspector: State Crime Command, Property Crime Squad & Con Galea, Chief Inspector in Charge, Motor Unit to answer our questions about the Act.

The short story is that the definition of scrap metal includes anything of commercial value that is made from or contains metal, and is sold or obtained as scrap for recycling or reprocessing of the metal. (more…)

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

ABRI welcomes CSIRO as a new member

Sarah King, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO Manufacturing is our contact. Her research focuses on LIB recycling in Australia – issues and opportunities. This includes conducting some short interviews with relevant stakeholders in preparation for a white paper.

ABRI is very pleased to have CSIRO on our team and is looking forward to supporting this research.

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

ACT Seminar Series – Mark your calendar for May 9th

ABRI CEO will be speaking to the subject of the future of batteries with Evan Franklin, Research Fellow, ANY College More…

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

Bright future for self-charging batteries

Science daily discusses the future of batteries. To read more about it, click here

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

Updated ABRI brochure released

ABRI has updated our corporate brochure to illustrate the value we provide to members and other parties interested in battery More…

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

South Australia bans e-waste from landfill

To find out more, click here.

Posted on: April 22nd, 2017

ABRI CEO speaks with CWS

ABRI CEO talks with CWS about moving the battery stewardship agenda forward. To read the full article click here.

Posted on: April 14th, 2017

ABRI calls on the South Australian Government to take the long view

In at recent media release, ABRI calls on the South Australian Government to take the long view in its plan More…

Posted on: April 7th, 2017

Samsung’s Battery Factory Caught On Fire Because Of Course It Did

Just when you almost forgot about what a terrible time Samsung’s been having, a literal garbage fire broke out at More…

Posted on: March 25th, 2017