Benefits of Membership
Gain Access to research and Market Analysis
Until recently there were no reliable national statistics on battery sales and recycling rates. In 2010 ABRI undertook a national baseline study and made the results available to its members, government agencies and others for use in the development of policies relating to waste and other regulations. The study is a valuable resource for all members and will enable companies to benchmark their recovery and recycling performance.
Influence the development of National Policies and Programs for Battery Recycling to ensure that they support your business goals.
The principles of product stewardship and extended producer responsibility (EPR) are now firmly on the policy agenda. Batteries have been identified as a target waste product in several states and are also incorporated as components of other target products such as computers, televisions and mobile phones. National framework legislation for product stewardship is expected to be introduced in 2011 to support voluntary, co-regulatory or mandatory recovery schemes for a wide range of products.ABRI Members will have access to model guidelines for effective battery stewardship including take-back and other product recovery and recycling initiatives. ABRI members will also benefit from advocacy and the collective voice of our lobbying efforts with Government.
How to Join ABRI
ABRI members include battery manufacturers, consumer electronics suppliers, recyclers, government agencies and environmental organisations. We are seeking to expand our membership to include additional companies involved in the manufacture, sale, use or recovery of batteries. Membership demonstrates your support for product stewardship and responsible recycling. We would also welcome applications for affiliate membership from government agencies and not-for-profit organisations that would like to support our efforts to increase battery recycling.
To be eligible for membership an organisation must meet the following criteria:
Corporate member: is involved in one or more aspects of the business of battery manufacture distribution and sale, collection and recycling of end of use and end of life batteries or waste management of battery components.
Affiliate member (non-voting): is engaged or interested in the activities of ABRI, it meets such criteria as a general meeting of ABRI may from time to time determine and a general meeting resolves to invite it to become a member. Not involved in business relating to the manufacture, distribution, sale, collection, sorting or recycling of batteries or battery-containing products