postconsumer

[ pohst-kuh n-soo-mer ]
/ ˌpoʊst kənˈsu mər /
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adjective

noting or pertaining to a product after it has been used and recycled: a chair made of postconsumer plastic.

Nearby words

  1. postcomm,
  2. postcommissurotomy syndrome,
  3. postcommunion,
  4. postconciliar,
  5. postconsonantal,
  6. postcordial,
  7. postcostal anastomosis,
  8. postcranial,
  9. postcubital,
  10. postdate

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Examples from the Web for post-consumer

  • The labels are printed on Ply-Corr cardboard, a material made from 50 percent post-consumer waste.

    The Curator's Tale|Ellen Lupton|July 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST


British Dictionary definitions for post-consumer

post-consumer

adjective

  1. (of a consumer item) having been discarded for disposal or recovery
  2. having been recycled
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