Potential global GHG emissions reduction from increased adoption of metals recycling

  title={Potential global GHG emissions reduction from increased adoption of metals recycling},
  author={Miranda R. Gorman and David A. Dzombak and Chad Jonathan Frischmann},
  journal={Resources, Conservation and Recycling},
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