The Australian Competition Authority grants authorisation to the first national voluntary battery stewardship scheme (Battery Stewardship Council)

Voluntary battery stewardship scheme granted authorisation* The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) will be able to establish and operate a national scheme for managing expired batteries under an authorisation granted by the ACCC. BSC was formed in 2018 with the primary goal of establishing a battery stewardship scheme in Australia that would see a significant increase in battery collections and recycling. Batteries imported by members of the scheme would attract a levy of four cents per 24 grams (the weight of a AA battery). Rebates would then be paid to recyclers to help offset the cost of collecting, sorting and processing expired batteries. Members of the scheme must agree to only deal with other members along the supply chain, with limited exceptions such as for pre-existing

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Competition Authority grants authorisation to the first national voluntary battery stewardship scheme (Battery Stewardship Council), 4 September 2020, e-Competitions SGEI and competition law, Art. N° 96638

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