Envirostream inks partnership to collect spent batteries from 110 Battery World stores

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Lithium Australia’s battery recycling subsidiary Envirostream has signed a recycling agreement with Battery World Australia that would allow it to collect spent batteries from 110 Battery World stores across Australia. 

The agreement, which will take effect on 1 August, is expected to diversify Envirostream’s collection points, potentially increasing volumes at its facilities in Victoria. The partnership is slated to end on 31 August 2026. 

In a media release, Lithium Australia said its subsidiary and Battery World have worked together to ensure that drop-off points for spent batteries are convenient and safe for customers and comply with Australia’s official product stewardship scheme. 

“As an Australian-owned and operated company, Envirostream aligns perfectly to our commitment of doing our part to help our planet and mission to support local businesses. Our partnership with Envirostream will provide an easy solution for our customers to recycle their end-of-life batteries,” said Johnny Kennedy, Battery World’s general manager. 

“This agreement is further validation of Envirostream’s credentials as the leader in the Australian battery recycling industry. The convenient drop-off points at Battery World stores seek to motivate Battery World customers to sustainably dispose of their spent batteries, lowering volumes sent into landfill,” said Stuart Tarrant, chief financial officer at Lithium Australia. 

The agreement did not specify a minimum fee or expected volumes of spent batteries to be collected. 

It is possible that no material revenue will materialise under the agreement, Lithium Australia noted.