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International Congress for Battery Recycling highlights Australia’s lack of action

October 2017.  There were three big take-aways from the ICBR 2017 event in Lisbon. The first is that Australia lags far behind the international community when it comes to achieving battery stewardship, other than lead acid batteries. The second is that there are emerging issues such as end-of-life lithium-ion battery safety, electric vehicle batteries including e-bikes, reuse and evolving circular economy policies that will provide important context for policy discussions in Australia at both federal and state levels. The third is that we have an opportunity to benefit from the EU experiences in battery stewardship scheme design, hazard identification, and operational controls for managing risk.   To read the full story, download the PDF here.