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These visualizations delve into the lengthy practices involved in taking lithium from the ground and turning it into the objects so inextricably tied to modern life, and eventually into material that can be used again. They examine the requirements, extraction techniques, and processing steps for each type of deposit known to be rich in lithium. Next are the critical stages in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries and the regulations that govern lithium battery transportation. Finally, come the diverse applications of lithium across various industries from electronics to cosmetics followed by methods for recycling lithium-ion batteries.

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