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Giant teams up with Australia's official battery stewardship scheme

At Giant, we're not just passionate about crafting the best bikes for every type of rider; we're also deeply committed to the health of our planet. That's why we're thrilled to have established a partnership with B-cycle, Australia's leading battery stewardship scheme, and Ecobatt, the nation's premier and foremost battery recycler. Together, we've launched an initiative that brings battery recycling to the forefront of our sustainability efforts, offering an easy and effective way for our community to contribute to environmental conservation.

Why battery recycling matters

Batteries are a crucial component of many cycling products, especially in our rapidly growing e-bike segment. However, when batteries reach the end of their life and are improperly disposed of, they can pose significant environmental risks. Hazardous materials and heavy metals can leach into soil and water, causing harm to wildlife and ecosystems. By recycling batteries, we can prevent pollution, conserve resources, and reduce the demand for raw materials needed to produce new batteries.

How it works

Participating Giant stores across Australia now host B-cycle battery recycling bins, where consumers can drop off their used batteries from bikes, as well as any other household batteries. Here's how you can participate:

  1. Collect Your Used Batteries: Gather all used batteries from your home, not just those from your bike. B-cycle accepts batteries from a wide range of products.
  2. Tape Your Terminals: If battery terminals touch, they can spark and catch fire. To prevent this, tape the terminals of used batteries. Always use clear sticky tape.
  3. Drop Them Off: Visit your nearest participating Giant store (map below) and speak to a staff member who'll assist you to safely place the batteries in the B-cycle bin. There's no cost to you; just drop your batteries in the bin, and we'll take care of the rest.
  4. Feel Good About Your Impact: By recycling your batteries, you're taking a simple yet powerful step towards sustainability. Every battery recycled is one less hazardous item in our landfills and one more step towards a cleaner planet.

Join Us in Making a Difference

This partnership between Giant and B-cycle is more than just a recycling program; it's a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. We're excited to offer our customers and the broader community an easy and impactful way to contribute to a healthier planet.

We invite you to join us in this important initiative. Next time you visit a participating Giant store, bring your used batteries and take a simple step towards a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a significant impact.

Let's ride towards sustainability, one battery at a time. To learn more about B-cycle visit their website through the button below.

B-cycle Battery Recycling

Participating stores