Kiwis can now recycle their end-of-life batteries

Karen Pham

Karen Pham


Phoenix, a privately owned recycling company, has become the first business in New Zealand to provide an end-to-end battery recycling solution.

Phoenix creates hundreds of collection stations in towns and cities to make it simple for Kiwis to recycle their old batteries.

More than 20 different battery types will be recycled by the company and put to use in household, commercial, and industrial applications.

Eldon Reeve, CEO and founder of Phoenix, says this is the first time a complete domestic end-to-end solution for battery recycling has been achieved in New Zealand.

“For larger and industrial batteries, we also have our transportation fleet and drop-off points at our 19 sites nationwide. Phoenix’s footprint has tripled within two years to deliver nationwide solutions like these,” says Reeve.

He expects this approach will also mark a significant development in New Zealand’s delivery of product stewardship and help the company achieve its 2030 UN climate goals.

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.


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