[pohst-kuh n-soo-mer]


noting or pertaining to a product after it has been used and recycled: a chair made of postconsumer plastic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of post-consumer

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

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    The Curator's Tale

    Ellen Lupton

    July 7, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for post-consumer



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