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Plastics – Key Materials for Sustainable Development

Reinhold W. Lang

Reinhold W. Lang
Institute for Polymeric Materials and Testing Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria

Plastics – Key Materials for Sustainable Development

Figure 1: The 17 Global Goals 2030 for Sustainable Development (SDGs 2030)

Figure 1: The 17 Global Goals 2030 for Sustainable Development (SDGs 2030).

Figure 2: The UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs 2030) and plastics.

Figure 2: The UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs 2030) and plastics.

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