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Australia to introduce recycling rebate scheme to be funded by levy on handheld consumer batteries

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 09:22 -- Paul Crompton

A levy will be placed on all batteries, except lead-acid and those already under existing schemes, being imported into Australia through a national stewardship scheme.

The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) was granted permission for the five-year scheme that includes lithium-ion batteries used in light vehicles and e-bike applications, by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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