Methodology Idea Note
13. Waste handling and disposal
Rejected 15 May 2023
AMS-III.BA.: Recovery and recycling of materials from E-waste is a small-scale CDM methodology eligible under the VCS Program. E-waste (waste electrical and electronic equipment) contains rare and precious metals that require specific technologies to extract and refine them. Eligible project activities include recovering and processing E-waste into secondary materials, thus displacing the production of virgin materials, resulting in energy savings and reduced GHG emissions. The proposed revision involves broadening the scope to allow for large-scale projects and incentivizing the development of low-emission recycling technologies.
SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT
- the proposal’s low climate change mitigation potential compared to other proposals; and
- concerns related to regulatory surplus and additionality due to increasing e-waste recycling policies in many countries.