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A term used to describe the point in a product’s life cycle when the materials have been used by a consumer and disposed of. When post-consumer material is diverted or recovered from a landfill and recycled to create new products, the products are referred to as “post-consumer recycled.” Post-consumer material is a subset of recovered material.


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Understanding Labels on Recycled Content: Post-Industrial, Pre-Consumer, and Post-Consumer