The Battery Industry Group (B.I.G.) is working to co-design a product stewardship scheme for large batteries and exploring innovative solutions for them that will help drive Aotearoa New Zealand’s circular economy.
We’re a collaboration between over 170 businesses, individuals and stakeholders across the energy, waste, transport and battery sectors.
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B.I.G. now operates under the governance of Auto Stewardship New Zealand, a not-for-profit charitable trust created to help accelerate sustainable outcomes for vehicles in Aotearoa by providing best practice product stewardship governance.
The B.I.G. governance group includes:
3R Group has been contracted to carry out the work required for the scheme to meet the requirements for accreditation under the priority products framework.
The S& L group has produced safety guidance on use, handling, storage, transport – Where possible, safety guidance on end-of-use / end-of-life management of second-life large batteries The guidance will be evidence-based and proportionate and aims to support, not stifle, the use of batteries.
The Battery Innovation Hub (BIH) informed the B.I.G. product stewardship scheme design through:
– Trial end-of-life management options – Connect second-life entrepreneurs with sources of used batteries – Trial chain-of-custody technologies e.g. RFID and Blockchain.
The Battery User Group kicked-off in early 2020. The aim of the Group is to ensure that the views of end-users of large batteries are considered during all stages of designing the product stewardship scheme proposal.
The Chair is Mandy Mellar from the AA Battery Service.
The Stakeholder Reference Group is led by David Crawford from the Motor Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc).
The group is made up of industry experts and key stakeholders who take an active role in advising on the proposed product stewardship scheme design.
New members are welcome! Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other stakeholders who are interested in following B.I.G. activities, please keep an eye on this website and our LinkedIn page.
The Advisory Group will advise B.I.G., specifically the Core Delivery Team, on the development and delivery of its objectives. The Group is comprised of:
– The Global Battery Alliance, a World Economic Forum Initiative
– Tangata Whenua representative (TBC, currently in discussion)