How a workplace battery recycling program can save your business money

How a workplace battery recycling program can save your business money

Less than 10% of batteries sold in Australia each year are recycled, with the rest ending up in landfill. That’s crazy, and not just from an environmental point of view. It overlooks the financial benefits that businesses can gain from recycling batteries. Some benefits are obvious, while others are less so. 1. Reduced landfill costs […]

How Australian hotels are running their own battery recycling schemes

How Australian hotels are running their own battery recycling schemes

What do Accor, Hilton, Crown, Mercure and Langham have in common? Sure, they’re all high profile hotel chains, but what most people don’t know is that they also run their own battery recycling schemes. That’s great because hotels go through more batteries than you might imagine. Every room has a TV remote control, bedside clock […]

Australia could lead the way with lithium-ion battery recycling, says CSIRO report

Australia could lead the way with lithium-ion battery recycling, says CSIRO report

A recent report from CSIRO, Lithium battery recycling in Australia, found that a local lithium-ion battery recycling industry is both economically and environmentally achievable. The report indicates that Australia could be the world leader for the re-use and recycling of lithium-ion batteries. However, the creation of an onshore recycling industry will rely on a number […]

Why Australia needs to recycle lithium batteries to keep up with demand

Why Australia Needs To Recycle Lithium Batteries To Keep Up With Demand

Lithium is the lightest of all metals, and that’s a key reason why lithium-based batteries are used in everything from phones to electric vehicles (EVs) to home and grid-scale storage batteries: more power capacity for less weight. And as the demand for gadgets, electric cars and home storage batteries begins to take off, a couple […]

Where to take batteries, globes and e-waste for recycling

Where To Take Batteries, Globes And E-Waste For Recycling

Wouldn’t it be great if recycling batteries, lighting waste and electronic waste (e-waste) was as easy as recycling our plastic bottles and newspapers? Unfortunately, that’s not quite the case but with just a little extra effort it is possible to make sure all these types of waste, and the nasty things they contain, are responsibly […]

Battery recycling market expected to be worth USD $11.83bn by 2022

Battery Recycling Market Expected To Be Worth USD $11.83bn By 2022

A recent report from marketsandmarkets.com forecasts that the global battery recycling market will grow from US$8.1 billion in 2016 to US$11.83 billion by 2022, an annual growth rate of 6.5%. Driving this growth is the increase in the number of batteries in use, and an expected tightening of environmental regulations by local and national governments. […]

Are rechargeable batteries recyclable?

Are rechargeable batteries recyclable?

Are rechargeable batteries recyclable? The short answer is ‘yes’. Actually, that’s pretty much the long answer too. Rechargeable batteries are just as recyclable as their non-rechargeable counterparts. In fact, good old 12-volt lead-acid car batteries enjoy a higher rate of recycling, over 95% in some countries, than any other type of battery. Waste-reduction champions Rechargeable […]

Battery recycling helps Australian businesses meet environmental targets

Battery Recycling Helps Australian Businesses Meet Environmental Targets

When businesses set environmental targets it isn’t simply for the warm glow of doing something good for the planet. It’s also good for the bottom line. For example, implementing the international environmental standard ISO 14001 provides benefits including a competitive and financial advantage, improved environmental performance by suppliers, and improved company reputation and the confidence […]

How Ecocycle collects and transports batteries

How Ecocycle Collects And Transports Batteries

One of the keys to boosting recycling is to make the whole process as simple as possible. When it comes to hand-held batteries, only a small fraction are currently recycled. Most go into the rubbish bin, so to make it easier for people to get involved in battery recycling, Ecocycle pays a lot of attention […]