At PowerShield, we are committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility, with a focus on Oceania and its communities. We believe that sustainability is a critical component of our business and we strive to minimise our environmental impact through our operations, products, and partnerships.

PowerShield has incorporated Lithium Batteries into our UPS offerings. As we continue to innovate and stay attuned to industry shifts, we acknowledge the changing dynamics of battery usage and disposal.

By 2018, the ubiquity of lithium batteries became undeniable. Governmental bodies at all tiers discerned the burgeoning demand for such items. A challenge arose: devising waste reduction strategies for these batteries, given that only a scant 3% of them were recycled under existing systems.

The pressing need was a sturdy framework to responsibly oversee used lithium-ion batteries (ULIB), mirroring practices for used lead-acid batteries (ULAB). If left unresolved, ULIB disposal could become a looming environmental crisis.

The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) was established as a keystone for a battery stewardship initiative, promoting sustainable battery lifecycle management. PowerShield is proud to announce its inclusion in the BSC, bolstering our commitment to eco-friendly business practices. We stand alongside industry giants like Sony, Canon, Duracell, Woolworths, and Bunnings Warehouse, who also endorse these environmental tenets.

This sustainable endeavor is financed by a levy on lithium batteries, based on their size, until ULIB recycling achieves self-sufficiency, mirroring the current status of ULAB recycling. For PowerShield, this cost is a testament to our dedication to solidify the initiative and aid in defraying lithium battery recycling expenses. We encourage our customers to return spent batteries to authorised centers for ethical recycling and are working on strategies to help improve used battery drop off points to make them accessable.

With over two decades in battery based equipment and expertise in lithium UPS equipment, PowerShield is an important part of this initiative. We’re keen on synergising with peers and sharing our industry insights for the enhancement of battery standards and safety protocols.

Joining the BSC is a pivotal move for PowerShield. This stewardship initiative offers participants incentives and accreditation, reinforcing shared objectives. Such endeavors reinforce PowerShield’s commitment, ensuring that every stage, from conception to end-user, optimises resources.

Moreover, the BSC badge instills consumer trust and elevates brand reputation. As consumers increasingly favour brands championing circular economies a BSC endorsement can amplify brand valuation.

The BSC’s initiative is a beacon in the battery sector, and PowerShield eagerly embarks on this journey. This step not only ensures ethical lithium product management but also signifies PowerShield’s unwavering commitment to sustainable practices, envisioning a greener Oceania future.

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