Batteries 4 Planet Ark

BATTERY RECYCLING

Batteries 4 Planet Ark is a recycling program that provides a cost effective and accessible solution for workplaces and other organsations to safely collect and recycle handheld batteries. The program is made possible through a partnership between Planet Ark and Close The Loop.

The program is NOT for public collections of batteries.

Together we can keep batteries and the hazardous materials they contain out of landfill and ensure they are safely recycled.

Why recycle batteries?

In 2019, Australian’s purchased enough AA-equivalent batteries to stretch around the earth 2.3 times. By 2050, battery sales are expected to rise so much that this will increase to 36 times. All batteries pose a potential hazard to some degree, containing harmful substances including mercury, cadmium and lead. These chemicals can be dangerous if mixed with other waste streams and cause damage to the environment if placed in landfill.

How it works

Batteries 4 Planet Ark offers a national battery recycling service via a secure, fire proof (certified UL94) collection box ordered online.

Once the box is full collection is carried out by the program logistic provider Close The Loop, before the batteries are recycled by Envirostream.

Envirostream have a recovery rate for the materials in batteries in excess of 95% with all batteries recycled in Australia. No batteries or battery contents are sent offshore for processing. This is a key deliverable of the program, and fundamental to why Planet Ark and Close the Loop are partnering with Envirostream.

To order a replacement box visit the same online link and use your customer ID details to log-in and follow the same process as ordering a new box.

Below graphic is a copy of the flyer which comes in the box:

How to use the box

Battery Collection Boxes

Batteries 4 Planet Ark provide battery collection boxes that are certified for secure storage and road transport.

Close the Loop offers a door-to-door service nationally across Australia, providing secure transport for all battery collection boxes.

The types of single-use batteries and rechargeable batteries accepted for collection and recycling with the Batteries 4 Planet Ark program are listed below:

Accepted Not Accepted
  • Lead Acid (Pb)
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), sealed & vented
  • Lithium-Ion - Lithium-Ion Polymer
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Single-use Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Household Batteries
  • Medical Specific Batteries (Oxygen Analysers, Fetal Monitor, PH Meters etc)
  • Plastic, metal & glass
  • Liquids
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Garden organics
  • Products exposed to radiation & chemical hazards

Order a box today!

For the price of $89.95 inc GST the program provides a secure storage box along with all transport and handling needs. This price includes all the reverse logistics costs from anywhere in Australia to our recycling facilities.

Order A Box

Organise a collection

To organise a collection of your B4PA recycling box and order a new box, use Close the Loop’s online portal.

The whole box is returned for recycling and a new box will need to be order. Each box order costs $89.95.

Data & Certificates

As part of the program, Close the Loop provides data on the total weight of batteries recycled by your organisation. A Resource Recovery Certificate will also be available for download.

More Information

FAQs

Battery factsheet

Planet Ark is a member of the Battery Stewardship Council

Foundation Partner