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 >
This year, ABRI is please to become a Patron of the ICBR. We attended the event in 2017 and found it to be an excellent forum for networking and accessing international best practice.
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.
The Department of the Environment and Energy is currently reviewing the Product Stewardship Act 2011. A paper to inform consultation on the review will be published on the Department’s website early next week.
Public consultation forums will be held in all state and territory capitals during May and June 2018, and the call for written submissions will close on 29 June. Information on the dates and venues for these forums will be published on the Department’s website as they become available.
There is increasing attention on the impact on the Australian recycling sector from the China ban on ‘low-grade’ imported recyclables. This article in Recycling International highlights the extent of this market failure and the NSW response.
NSW dedicates A$ 47 million to ’emergency’ recycling package
Some A$ 47 million (US$ 36 million) has been set aside by authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) to help local councils and waste management players reduce the impact of China’s ban on ‘low-grade’ imported recyclables.
The Department of the Environment and Energy’s has released it’s position on the hazardous waste status of zinc-carbon, zinc chloride, More…
ABRI and ISF recently published learnings from a visit to Europe in 2017. The report summarises Battery market & international More…
John Gertsakis explores the need for change in battery stewardship Australia in this article in WME Business Environment Network. The More…
Australia’s peak industry event for energy storage, the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018), running from 23-24 May More…
The report finds “rapid and significant development of electric capacity is creating a vital opportunity to recapture and recycle the More…
An interesting article on global recycling rates and the impact of current policies on reuse and recovery rates. Long service More…