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An Overview of the Problems Posed by Plastic Products and the Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Europe

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An Overview of the Problems Posed by Plastic Products and the Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Europe. / Leal, Walter; Saari, Ulla; Fedoruk, Mariia ; Iital, Arvo; Moora, Harri ; Klöga, Marija; Voronova, Viktoria.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 214, 03.2019, p. 550-558.

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Leal, W, Saari, U, Fedoruk, M, Iital, A, Moora, H, Klöga, M & Voronova, V 2019, 'An Overview of the Problems Posed by Plastic Products and the Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Europe' Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 214, pp. 550-558.

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Leal, W., Saari, U., Fedoruk, M., Iital, A., Moora, H., Klöga, M., & Voronova, V. (2019). An Overview of the Problems Posed by Plastic Products and the Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Europe. Journal of Cleaner Production, 214, 550-558.

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Leal W, Saari U, Fedoruk M, Iital A, Moora H, Klöga M et al. An Overview of the Problems Posed by Plastic Products and the Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Europe. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2019 Mar;214:550-558.

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Leal, Walter ; Saari, Ulla ; Fedoruk, Mariia ; Iital, Arvo ; Moora, Harri ; Klöga, Marija ; Voronova, Viktoria. / An Overview of the Problems Posed by Plastic Products and the Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Europe. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2019 ; Vol. 214. pp. 550-558.

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