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. As part of our commitment, we are implementing sustainable packaging alternatives that will ensure that our products are delivered to our customers with minimal impact on the environment. We are also proud to have engaged with Future Smart Strategies to research and develop new battery recycling programs in Australia, which help to reduce waste and promote responsible battery disposal. We are proud to announce that we have joined the Battery Stewardship Council to ensure that our products meet their strict standards for sustainability and environmental responsibility.
At PowerShield, we believe that by working together and embracing sustainable practices, we can create a brighter future for Oceania and its communities.
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.
You can read more on the BSC and our commitment here:
PowerShield are thrilled to be partnering with Westref Enviro for effective handling of our e-waste and UPS lead battery waste. This partnership underscores our mutual commitment to ensuring the most responsible and effective handling of PowerShield’s e-waste and active management and reduction of our environmental footprint.
Westref Enviro make sure that our generated waste materials end up at the right place – it is at the core of everything that they do. Diverting materials from landfill means Increasing the percentage of materials reused and recycled and takes us closer to the goal of a circular economy.
You can learn more about Westref Enviro and the services they do here:
How to Recycle Your UPS Equipment and Batteries
We are committed to the responsible recycling of our products and ask that you dispose of old UPS equipment and batteries responsibly for the betterment of our planet.
We offer a free recycling service by returning your used batteries and equipment to our Perth head office where all e-waste and batteries are recycled through Westref Enviro to ensure we leave as little footprint as possible.
Our Battery Partner, Battery World, can replace your old Lead Acid UPS batteries and recycle them for you. Use this tool to find your closest Battery World store:
As a sustainable manufacturer, and a supplier of choice for eco-conscious purchasers, PowerShield are proud to have joined the Battery Stewardship Council and the B-cycle program.
B-cycle is about creating a responsible battery lifecycle – from buying better batteries for the planet, to safe use, and convenient recycling.
To find a battery drop-off point near you please visit the B-Cycle Search site:
Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You has been guiding Australians on their recycling journey since 2006. The recycling directory and education hub provides comprehensive reuse and recycling information relevant to the user’s location.
Use the link below to see your local recycling options in Australia: