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ABRI March 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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SOURCING CORONAVIRUS FACTS AND SUPPORT

We are all now very aware that Coronavirus is impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. In this rapidly evolving environment it is important we take care to access Coronavirus information from trusted sources. ABRI aims to provide members with helpful tools to access practical solutions and reduce stress associated with unknowns and fake news.

This newsletter includes a number of government websites and tools to help you to access the latest information to understand Coronavirus facts and access government support.

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WHATSAPP SERVICE

The Australian government has released a WhatsApp service which provides a useful number based menu system that links you to information on Coronavirus such as the latest news, important state government contacts, and support for businesses.

Setting up the App requires a two step process, firstly installing Whats app on your device, then going to the government website to connect with the Government WhatsApp Service.

 

DOWNLOAD WHATSAPP FOR IOS APPLE DEVICES
DOWNLOAD WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID
JOIN THE GOVERNMENT WHATSAPP CHANNEL SERVICE
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CORONAVIRUS AUSTRALIA APP

The Coronavirus Australia app can be downloaded for IOS or Android devices and will enable you to:

– stay up to date with the official information and advice

– important health advice to help stop the spread and stay healthy

– get a quick snapshot of the current official status within Australia

– check your symptoms if you are concerned about yourself or someone else

– find relevant contact information

– access updated information from the Australian Government

– receive push notifications of urgent information and updates

DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES
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THE GENERAL AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT COVID 19 WEBSITE

GO TO GOVERNMENT COVID-19 WEBSITE
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ESSENTIAL WORK’ OF BATTERED RECYCLING SECTOR RECOGNISED AROUND THE GLOBE

As the world adopts draconian and wide-ranging measures in a bid to arrest the coronavirus pandemic, the global scrap recycling industry is slowing down. Here are the latest reports collected by the ambassadors of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR).

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BUTTON BATTERY SAFETY – ACCC ASSESSMENT OF REGULATORY OPTIONS – CONSULTATION PAPER

The ACCC is seeking feedback from stakeholders including consumers, retailers, manufacturers and health professionals on the proposed policy options to improve button battery safety. The Button Battery Safety – Assessment of regulatory options – Consultation paper outlines the ACCC assessment of regulatory options.

Submissions are requested on or before 30 April 2020.

DOWNLOAD ACCC MEDIA RELEASE
DOWNLOAD CONSULTATION PAPER
DOWNLOAD FACT SHEET
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DEAKIN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP BETTER PERFORMING LITHIUM BATTERIES

Deakin University scientists have created a first-of-its-kind lithium metal battery prototype using specially-designed electrolytes.

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WILL BATTERY RECYCLERS SEE NEW GROWTH PEAK?

The global battery recycling industry will be worth US$ 15.3 billion (EUR 13.7 billion) by 2026, according to analysts. This is up notably from US$ 9.3 billion in 2018, and represents a 6.4% compound annual growth rate during the forecast period.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN
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LI-CYCLE READY TO TAP INTO ‘ROBUST’ BATTERY METALS NICHE

Canadian battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. reports it recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled lithium-ion battery material. The shipped product was processed at Li-Cycle’s facility in Ontario, Canada, and contained critical metals—such as cobalt, nickel and lithium.

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GERMANY PUMPS MILLIONS INTO ROBOTIC CAR BATTERY HUB

The German ministry of the environment is investing EUR 13 million in a car battery and electric vehicle motor dismantling R&D project.

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WASHINGTON STATE HB 2645 - CONCERNING THE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE TAKEBACK PROGRAM

Washington State is introducing legislation to establish a photovoltaic module (PV) stewardship and takeback program. If signed by the Governor, it will go into effect 90 days after session or June 11, 2020.

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