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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 photovoltaic systems be implemented under the Act; if so when; if not, why not.”

Importantly the Minister re-stated the Government’s commitment to battery stewardship “At the ninth MEM in November 2019, Ministers agreed to strongly encourage major battery manufacturers, Energizer and Duracell, to participate in a new industry-led Battery Stewardship Scheme to improve the rate of battery recycling. The Government has indicated it will move to a Regulatory Impact Statement process from January 2020.”

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