ABRI calls on the Federal Government to implement industry recommendation for the introduction of a national battery stewardship program
23rd July, 2017. On July 28th, Environment Ministers will consider recommendations from the Industry Working Group on a pathway forward to establish a national recycling program for rechargeable batteries under 5 kgs. Industry has invested much time and resources to evaluate options and prepare a workable and realistic path forward. Without government support of these recommendations, industry will pull out of the process and action will be delayed many years, resulting in environmental and community health impacts and leading to greater cost to government.