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Critiques of the Circular Economy. / Corvellec, Herve; Stowell, Alison; Johansson, Nils.

In: Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 30.04.2022, p. 421-432.

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Corvellec, H, Stowell, A & Johansson, N 2022, 'Critiques of the Circular Economy', Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 421-432. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13187

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Corvellec, H., Stowell, A., & Johansson, N. (2022). Critiques of the Circular Economy. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 26(2), 421-432. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13187

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Corvellec H, Stowell A, Johansson N. Critiques of the Circular Economy. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 2022 Apr 30;26(2):421-432. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13187

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Corvellec, Herve ; Stowell, Alison ; Johansson, Nils. / Critiques of the Circular Economy. In: Journal of Industrial Ecology. 2022 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 421-432.

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