Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
ABRI's vision is simple: effective stewardship of all end of life batteries


The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) is a not-for-profit association of battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers, government bodies and environment groups that was formed in 2008 to promote the collection, recycling and safe disposal of all batteries.

Battery recycling has a number of important environmental benefits:

  • recovery of non-renewable resources for other beneficial uses
  • reduction in the environmental impacts of mining and manufacturing virgin materials
  • reduction in the environmental impacts of landfill
  • less contamination of recycling programs for organic materials.

ABRI supports the principle of product stewardship: that responsibility for environmental management of products, including their recovery at end of life, is shared by organisations at every stage of the product life cycle.