Digital Matter Joins Australia’s B-Cycle Scheme as Associate Partners

Digital Matter

We are excited to announce that Digital Matter has joined Australia’s B-Cycle Scheme as Associate Partners! 

Launched this year by the Battery Stewardship Council (BSC), the B-cycle Scheme is a battery recycling program authorized by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) with the support of both State and Federal Government that ensures the endless amounts of batteries used each year are kept out of landfill. The B-cycle Scheme will lead Australia’s endeavor to properly recycle batteries through a network of easily accessible drop-off locations in retail spaces. 

It is estimated that nearly 90% of batteries are being disposed of directly to landfill each year in Australia, which may lead to toxic chemical spills and can even cause dangerous fires. Therefore, it is crucial to reduce the number of batteries being used each year and recycle them in a safe and environmentally responsible way. 

Our Battery-Powered GPS Trackers use a combination of Alkaline and Lithium batteries, with a battery life of over 10+ years, depending on the use case! Utilizing the latest LPWA networks such as LTE-M, NB-IoT, and LoRaWAN, in addition to introducing a breadth of intelligent power management features, we have significantly increased our devices’ battery life while reducing environmental waste and overall operating costs. 

As an Associate Partner to the Scheme, we promise to: 

  • Give purchase and/or supply preference to other accredited B-cycle participants
  • Ensure that all used batteries are provided to B-cycle accredited recyclers for environmentally sound disposal
  • Comply with legal and other requirements, including B-cycle standards and procedures for quality, traceability, environment, and work health and safety
  • Ensure that used batteries generated through our own operations are disposed of through accredited battery stewards
  • Advocating for battery stewardship and circular economy principles
  • Improve best practices in quality, environment, safety, and traceability
  • Engage with the BSC to enable improvements to be made in policy, programs, and communications

Other B-Cycle Associate Partners include Lithium Australia, Fujitsu, Costco, Cisco, and Australia Post. 

We encourage our partners within Australia to also partake in this initiative. For more information, you can visit the Battery Stewardship Council website here:  

Related Articles

Exploring the Potential of GPS & IoT Tracking in Agriculture

Exploring the Potential of GPS & IoT Tracking...

November 27, 2023

The agricultural industry is on the edge of a technological transformation, as traditional farming methods are enhanced ...

Read more
Indoor Asset Tracking Solutions: A Guide to Efficient Management

Indoor Asset Tracking Solutions: A Guide to Effici...

November 27, 2023

Indoor Asset Tracking Solutions brings clarity and precision by leveraging advanced technologies to illuminate every cor...

Read more
What is RTLS? An Overview of Real-Time Location Systems

What is RTLS? An Overview of Real-Time Location Sy...

November 27, 2023

Precision and speed have become the benchmarks of operational success in today’s society, Real-Time Location Systems (...

Read more
IoT Waste Management: Everything You Should Know

IoT Waste Management: Everything You Should Know

November 27, 2023

Waste management is an essential public service that, if not executed properly, can impact environmental health and urba...

Read more
Gaining Supply Chain Visibility: Challenges & Benefits

Gaining Supply Chain Visibility: Challenges &...

November 27, 2023

The need for real-time supply chain visibility has become more and more prevalent in the logistics and operations indust...

Read more