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ABRI December News

Keeping you up-to-date on battery news in Australia and around the world.  Scroll down and click on the ‘read more’ buttons to go to the full news stories.

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PRIME MINISTER SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR BSC AND MANDATORY SCHEME IF NECESSARY

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph by John Rolfe, demonstrates Government commitment to the proposed Battery Stewardship Scheme.   The article also states that the Government will consider introduction of a mandatory scheme if industry does not take the lead by supporting the Scheme.  In light of the independent research which shows that the cost to industry of a mandatory scheme will be more than double, ABRI encourages members and other interested parties to formalise their support for the Scheme by writing a letter to the Battery Stewardship Council.

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DISPOSING OF BATTERIES SAFELY OVER THE HOLIDAYS

As we navigate the festive season, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) has prepared a circular for councils to publish and promote to their residents to ensure the safe disposal of batteries.

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LONG AWAITED GLOBAL BAN ON EXPORTING HAZARDOUS WASTE TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BECOMES LAW

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became international law on 5 December 2019.

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LEAD BATTERY INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES ISSUES NEW RECYCLING RATE STUDY

In conjunction with America Recycles Day (November 15), Battery Council International (BCI) has issued its biennial report on the recycling rate of lead batteries in the U.S. Most notable is the lead battery industry’s continued success in designing for – and creating – a successful end-of-life circular economy for spent lead batteries. The report confirms EPA’s recycling comparison[i] showing that the 99% recycling rate of lead batteries makes them the most recycled consumer product in the U.S.

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HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING AN ABRI MEMBER?

ABRI members are actively involved at the forefront of developments in industry and government to address the rapid expansion in the market and ensure that solutions to battery stewardship are practical and far reaching. Together, we influence policy, participate in research, facilitate trials and develop best practices to ensure that battery handling and recovery options are safe, efficient and business friendly. Our members represent the entire supply chain – importers, retailers, energy providers, recyclers, as well as government and research. We rely on member support to provide the latest information, events, best practices and industry trends. If your organisation finds these activities relevant, now is a good time to become involved.

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BUILDING AN ACCURATE MAP OF BATTERY WASTE FLOWS

In a world driven more and more by batteries, knowledge is key: that was the message from speakers at the recent E-Waste World Expo in Frankfurt.   As recycling technologies become more advanced, so too is the need for advances in market data collection to verify recycling outcomes and to better understand the opportunities the market represents.

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR E-MOBILITY & CIRCULAR ECONOMY (EMCE) 2020 CONFERENCE

The E-Mobility revolution is undeniable. The International Energy Agency expects the number of electric cars on the road to increase from 2 million in 2016 to 70 million in 2025. At EMCE 2020, Industry and experts shall present Innovative Concepts, Recycling & Reuse as well as Material Supply in the field of E-Mobility, Battery and Fuel Cells.

Are you interested in giving a presentation at EMCE 2020? Abstracts are due 31 January 2020, click below for more details.

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GLOBAL BATTERY RECYCLING MARKET EXPECTED TO WORTH USD 17 BN AT A CAGR OF 24% DURING 2018-2027

Global battery recycling market is expected to account for a market value of around USD 17 billion at a CAGR of 24% till forecast period 2018-2027. Rise in demand for batteries on the back of increasing hybrid electric vehicles is expected to fuel the global battery recycling in value terms.

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CAN BATTERY GIANTS RECYCLE HALF OF ALL PRECIOUS BATTERY METALS?

Circular economy models are beginning to emerge in the battery industry.    Swedish firm Northvolt takes a leadership role in integrating manufacturing and recycling operations.  A key feature of the new facility is an innovative hydrometallurgical treatment process used to extract higher value metals.

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US ENGINE MANUFACTURER EXPLORES REUSE POTENTIAL

Cummins – a major US engine manufacturer and distributer forges a research partnership with the University of California to analyse options for reuse and repurposing.

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