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 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 ice battery systems are to be installed in 100 homes with each 9.6kW system replacing the outdoor condensing units of homeowners’ air conditioning systems.

To read more on this topic, click here.

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 of Police and prohibits scrap metal dealers from paying cash for scrap metal.

To review their fact sheets on the topic, click here.

You can also read the bill itself by clicking here.

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 prolong material life and minimise waste to landfill, it is not in a position to provide commentary, advice or recommendations to individual processes and projects. (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

The Benefits of Extended Producer Responsibility Laws

An article in Environmental Leader titled “Do Extended Producer Responsibility Laws Work?” finds that Extender Producer Responsibility laws in the More…

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017

Involving Kids in Battery Recycling – Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge

The Denwood Drive school is one of 125 participating in Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge. The contest began Oct. 17, More…

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017

ABRI meets with the Federal Environment and Energy Minister’s Advisor

In December, Libby Chaplin (ABRI CEO), John Gertsakis (ABRI Vice President), and Will LeMessurier (ABRI Treasurer) met with Karyn Freeman, More…

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

Button Cell Battery Recycling Project Update

As you probably know, ABRI recently received funding from the NSW Environmental Trust to investigate new business models for the More…

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

National Voluntary Stewardship Program

ABRI is working with the Battery Implementation Working Group to advance the creation of a national voluntary stewardship scheme for More…

Posted on: January 13th, 2017