Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd (‘Envirostream’) is the first onshore company to offer mixed battery recycling in Australia. Launched in 2017, Envirostream has developed safe and innovative management solutions for one of the Australian waste industry’s biggest (and getting bigger) challenges – that of battery disposal.
Envirostream is at the forefront of change in this area, employing innovative battery processing methods based on international best practice. Its Australian-owned, Melbourne-based, enclosed battery processing facility was designed and built by the team at Envirostream.
Each year, more than 300 million batteries are thrown away with ordinary household waste, meaning a staggering 8,000 tonnes end up in landfill. More and more, though, people are realising the importance of recycling batteries instead. Doing so reduces the amount of finite natural resources used in the production of new batteries and, importantly, prevents contamination of soil and groundwater with the toxic substances these items contain.
Of the wide range of battery types available, many contain toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead. Others contain valuable minerals like magnesium, cobalt, zinc and lithium. Envirostream is dedicated to ensuring that any of the dangerous materials in batteries are disposed of correctly and all useful battery waste materials recycled.
It’s important for consumers to remember that the batteries powering portable devices like mobile phones, laptops and power tools also need to be correctly recycled when it’s time for an upgrade.
Envirostream offers a range of battery collection and disposal services, including collection units, numerous drop-off locations and full battery processing. All our services are safe and reliable and comply with Australian safety standards.
With the aid of Envirostream, there’s no longer any reason for spent batteries to leave Australian shores or end up in landfill. Contact us today to help with your waste management needs.