Battery Stewardship Media

Media Release – Australia’s <strong>Battery Stewardship</strong> Scheme now accredited

Media Release – Australia’s Battery Stewardship Scheme now accredited

The Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Trevor Evans, today announced that he expects all battery retailers and importers to participate in the newly accredited Battery Stewardship Scheme.

Experienced co-regulators left to fill the e-waste void

Experienced co-regulators left to fill the e-waste void

BSC Member Ecycle Solutions welcomes the responsibility of ensuring e-waste recycling targets are met despite changes to the NTCRS. Click here to read article published 2 August 2021 on sustainabilitymatters.net.au  

Morrison Government powering up household battery recycling

Morrison Government powering up household battery recycling

23rd April 2021: Minister Sussan Ley announces funding for the Battery Stewardship Council.  Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said “the grant to the Battery Stewardship Council will support the development and implementation of an accredited and…

Energizer and Duracell commit to participate in the <strong>Battery Stewardship</strong> Scheme

Energizer and Duracell commit to participate in the Battery Stewardship Scheme

1 October 2020: Two of the largest global manufacturers of batteries, Energizer and Duracell, have confirmed that they will participate in the Battery Stewardship Scheme developed by the Battery Stewardship Council (BSC).   Click here to read…

Australia’s first national battery recycling scheme

Australia’s first national battery recycling scheme

1 October 2020: In a Joint Media release, Minister Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister Trevor Evans recognised the importance of Energizer and Duracell’s commitment to join the Scheme and congratulated the BSC on progress made. Click…

Voluntary battery stewardship scheme granted authorisation

Voluntary battery stewardship scheme granted authorisation

3 September 2020: Today the ACCC announced that it has authorised the Battery Stewardship Scheme.  Click here to read the ACCC media release.

Consumer attention on <strong>Battery Stewardship</strong> Scheme

Consumer attention on Battery Stewardship Scheme

This week the Consumer Federation of Australia included an update on the Battery Stewardship Scheme in their online news. To read the article, click here.

<strong>Battery Stewardship</strong> Scheme raised in Parliament Question time

Battery Stewardship Scheme raised in Parliament Question time

4 February 2020: This week Minister Susan Ley responded to a question on notice from Ms Sharkie which put the focus on battery stewardship. In particular Ms Sharkie asked “Will proposed stewardship schemes for batteries and…

Voluntary battery stewardship scheme granted authorisation

Voluntary battery stewardship scheme granted authorisation

3 September 2020: An article in the National Tribune discusses the ACCC authorisation of the BSC scheme.    To read the article, click here.

Ley running out of patience with battery companies

Ley running out of patience with battery companies

5 February 2020: An article appeared in Footprint this week indicating that “Environment Minister Sussan Ley has put battery manufacturers on notice that they will be forced to join a product stewardship scheme if they refuse…

Morrison Government powering up household battery recycling

Morrison Government powering up household battery recycling

23 April 2021: Minister Sussan Ley announces funding for the BSC “Our funding will support the Battery Stewardship Council to build a network of partner organisations and collection points, from supermarkets to libraries and office suppliers, where…

Increasing motivation for brands to get on board

Increasing motivation for brands to get on board

02 December 2019: A recent article in Footprint highlights the importance of manufacturer involvement.   Rose Read, Chief Executive of the National Waste Recycling Industry Council said Energizer and Duracell’s refusal to participate in the industry-led…

Focus on manufacturers as support for the battery stewardship scheme mounts

Focus on manufacturers as support for the battery stewardship scheme mounts

17 December 2019: A recent article in Footprint highlights growing focus on manufacturers  as support for the Scheme mounts.      Many of the issues raised regarding the economics of recycling do not apply to the…