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Humanitarian aid: plastics at the heart of the action
Planet 5 min

Humanitarian aid: plastics at the heart of the action

In a quest for efficiency, humanitarian action is turning to robust and reliable products and equipment for help in coping with the most unpredictable situations. A few, very versatile, polymers are a...
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    Plastics transforming nature’s bounty

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    Planet 4 min

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