Chemical security and battery recycling
In July 2013 the Attorney-General for Australia launched the National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern. The code is an important best practice tool that helps businesses prevent the chemicals they handle, transport, store or sell from being taken by terrorists and used to make homemade explosives. One of the chemicals of concern is sulphuric acid, which is used to manufacture automotive and industrial batteries.
Earlier this year the Attorney-General’s Department undertook an audit of the waste and recycling industry to understand the risks and management strategies that are relevant to this sector. Over the next few months the Department will work with ABRI to develop specific guidelines for lead acid battery recycling.
The Code of Practice can be downloaded here.