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Life cycle assessment of recycling PVC window frames. / Stichnothe, Heinz; Azapagic, Adisa.

In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 71, 2013, p. 40-47.

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Stichnothe, H & Azapagic, A 2013, 'Life cycle assessment of recycling PVC window frames', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 71, pp. 40-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2012.12.005

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Stichnothe, Heinz ; Azapagic, Adisa. / Life cycle assessment of recycling PVC window frames. In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 2013 ; Vol. 71. pp. 40-47.

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