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As the production and usage of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has increased exponentially, their manufacturing and disposal have become subjects of political and environmental concerns. World reserves of LIB components are limited and unevenly distributed, while their mining creates considerable pollution. With these concerns about the impact of these materials on the environment, LIB recycling is being positioned as a potential remedy.
This peer-reviewed article published in the ACS Energy Letters utilizes data from the CAS Content Collection to examine the types and methods of recycling within the last decade. The economic and environmental benefits and challenges are also discussed along with the global landscape of recycling facilities. Read the full publication here.