About the Battery Stewardship Council

In February 2018, an industry briefing was held primarily for those who would be liable parities to battery stewardship scheme. The briefing included presentations on key drivers for establishing a scheme, an update from the Department of Environment and Energy, and presented the results of the scheme.

As a result of discussions at the industry briefing, it was agreed that two pathways be further scoped:

Inclusion of loose batteries in the scope of the National Televisions and Computer Recycling Scheme using either the current four ‘Arrangements’ or a battery specific Arrangement able to take a more tailored approach to scope and performance measures, and
Establishment of a new voluntary scheme authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Given this increased momentum and the need for both government and industry to work together during the design phase of the schemes, the Industry Working Group decided that a new Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) be established.

History of the BSC

Chart showing history of the BSC

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