Main definitions of post-consumer in English

: post-consumer1post-consumer2

post-consumer1

adjective

  • (of waste or recycled products) consisting of or incorporating material discarded by end users rather than generated during a manufacturing process.

    ‘of the 2.5 million tonnes of post-consumer tyres accumulated annually within the EU, 52 per cent are landfilled’
    ‘shiny wrapping paper can't be recycled, so opt for post-consumer paper and packaging’

Pronunciation

post-consumer

/ˌpəʊstkənˈsjuːmə/

Main definitions of post-consumer in English

: post-consumer1post-consumer2

post-consumer2

adjective

  • 1Following the making of purchases (rare).

  • 2Designating or relating to waste generated by consumers (rather than industry).

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Sheboygan Press.

Pronunciation

post-consumer

/ˌpəʊstkənˈsjuːmə/