[ pohst-kuh n-soo-mer ]
/ ˌpoʊst kənˈsu mər /
noting or pertaining to a product after it has been used and recycled: a chair made of postconsumer plastic.
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- postcommissurotomy syndrome,
- postcostal anastomosis,
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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.
- (of a consumer item) having been discarded for disposal or recovery
- having been recycled
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