Australia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens

Last Modified: Thu May 03 2018 07:08:29 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 26 Apr 2018
    Australia's first lithium battery recycling plant was officially opened today by Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio who also released details of a plan to rapidly increase recycling of electronic waste (e-waste).
  • 240,000 kilograms
    of batteries were recycled last year at the plant located in New Gisborne, north of Melbourne. Until now, used lithium batteries have been sent overseas for recycling, but developing home-grown processing power means taking control of the recycling process in Australia and producing work for local communities.
  • $2-million
    Cost of the facility owned and operated by Envirostream.
  • $40,000
    Grant received by Envirostream from Sustainability Victoria to buy equipment to increase the recovery of valuable materials in batteries. Sustainability Victoria has a range of grants programs to help businesses develop more sustainable operations.