On Hold 18 October 2023

Sectoral Scope

13. Waste handling and disposal

Development ID#



Under Development

This proposed methodology estimates GHG emission reductions generated from the recycling and/or repurposing process of lithium-ion batteries, such as retired electric vehicle batteries, computer, communication, and consumer electronics (3C) lithium batteries, and energy storage batteries. It applies to project activities producing repurposable battery products or recycling battery materials.


The concept note was submitted by Lvzhili (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd and is currently on hold, as per section 3.2.5(2) of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF). Verra will consider resuming the development of this concept note once:

  • There is evidence of increased demand for this methodology to have a higher climate change mitigation impact;
  • Upcoming regulatory requirements for waste battery recycling do not impact additionality; and
  • Verra has available resources to prioritize this proposal over others.

Verra will reassess whether to resume the development and review process in Q3 2024.
Stakeholders interested in the use of this proposed methodology may send a list of their potential projects, including a short description, location, scale, and implementation status, to Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0170 in the subject line.