Scheme Initiators

The following organisations have submitted letters of support of the scheme design which will accompany the application for authorisation to the ACCC. We continue to add to this list as we receive letters of support and will continue to so until the ACCC application is lodged in the second half of February.   Initiators include:

Industry Associations
The following industry-wide organisations have expressed their support for the Scheme design on behalf of their members.

  • Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
  • Australian Battery Industry Association
  • Australian Council of Recycling
  • Australian Mobile¬†Telecommunications Association (MobileMuster)
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Clean Energy Council
  • Consumers Federation of Australia
  • Electric Vehicle Council
  • National Retailers Association
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Association
  • National Waste and Recycling Industry Council
  • Waste Contractors Industry Association (NSW)

In addition to the support noted above, the following individual companies have declared their support for the design of the Scheme.

      • BatteryRescue
      • Canon
      • Cleanaway
      • Coles Group
      • EcoCycle
      • ECycle
      • Envirostream
      • Harvey Norman
      • Kidsafe
      • Lex Enviro Services
      • Makita
      • MRI
      • Panasonic
      • Ramcar
      • R&J Batteries
      • ReSource
      • Sealed Performance Batteries
      • Sell & Parker
      • Sonnen
      • Stanley Black & Decker (Stanley, DeWalt, Black & Decker, Craftsman, Irwin Tools, Porter & Cable, Facom, & Lenox)
      • Tes
      • Tesla Batteries
      • Tooltechnic Systems (Australia)
      • TradeTools
      • Valen
      • Visy
      • Woolworths Group


    The Meeting of Environment Ministers representing the federal government, all state and local government, endorsed the design of the Scheme in November 2019.   In addition, the following government organisations have declared their individual support.

    • Coomalie Community Government Council
    • East Arnhem Regional Council
    • Green Industries South Australia (GISA)
    • Local Government Association Northern Territory
    • NSW Department of Planning Industry & Environment
    • Roper Gulf Regional Council
    • Southern Waste Solutions
    • South Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
    • WA Department of Environment