The effects of handling solid waste on the wellbeing of informal and organized recyclers: a review of the literature

@article{Binion2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of handling solid waste on the wellbeing of informal and organized recyclers: a review of the literature},
  author={Eric Binion and Jutta Gutberlet},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={43 - 52}
}
  • Eric Binion, J. Gutberlet
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Business
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
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