Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have introduced a groundbreaking, low-cost, and eco-friendly mechanochemical recycling process. As energy storage tanks become more prevalent, sustainable recycling methods for valuable materials in these batteries are crucial. Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous in our daily lives, from powering laptops and smartphones to toys, remote controls, and other wireless devices. They also serve as the central energy storage for the rapidly expanding electromobility sector. Consequently, the increasing use of lithium-ion batteries necessitates sustainable and economically viable recycling techniques.