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environmental impact of compostable

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Published by Elsevier Science .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plastics & polymers technology,
  • Composite Materials,
  • Polymeric Materials,
  • Technology & Engineering,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Chemical & Biochemical,
  • Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical,
  • Material Science,
  • Textiles & Polymers,
  • Science,
  • Technology / Engineering / Chemical & Biochemical,
  • Environmental - General,
  • Biodegradable plastics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Pagination182
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9978937M
    ISBN 100080453716
    ISBN 109780080453712


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