postconsumer

adjective
post·​con·​sum·​er | \ ˌpōst-kən-ˈsü-mər How to pronounce postconsumer (audio) \

Definition of postconsumer

1 : discarded by an end consumer postconsumer waste
2 : having been used and recycled for reuse in another consumer product postconsumer plastics

First Known Use of postconsumer

1984, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Postconsumer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postconsumer. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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