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Suggested Citation:"Emerging Industrial Environmental Practice." National Academy of Engineering. 1994. The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2129.
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EMERGING INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE

Suggested Citation:"Emerging Industrial Environmental Practice." National Academy of Engineering. 1994. The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2129.
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