post-consumer


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post-consumer

adj
(Environmental Science)
a. (of a consumer item) having been discarded for disposal or recovery
b. having been recycled
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Post-consumer collections have increased this year, for the first time in a long time, says one buyer of bales.
The accepted "recycled content" label for office paper was effectively set in the 1990s with the federal government's standard of 20 percent post-consumer content.
Although it is true that the term "tree-free" is very popular with green consumers, the thickness or weight of most hemp and kenaf papers makes them better suited for stationery or brochures, while general purpose white paper is readily available with a high post-consumer recycled content.
the industry leader in First European Quality teak and other fine hardwood products, announces its recent certification as the first and only supplier of Forest Stewardship Council certified 100 percent post-consumer recycled teak and rosewood in North America.
Glass recycling systems significantly affect the availability of post-consumer glass for recycling.
Complete plastics recycling system includes washing, separation, and extrusion equipment to make sewer pipe from post-consumer HDPE.
The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is the national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90% of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America.
a 2002 study by Environmental Defense, if the catalog industry included just 10 percent post-consumer recycled pulp in its publications, it would save annually 851,000 tons of wood, 2.
Containing 76% post-consumer recycled content, ethos is made from the polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film recovered when laminated safety glass is recycled.
However, the Midwest recycler says he's already feeling the effects of Wellman's consolidation plan as the company is easing back on post-consumer PET purchases.
Natural post-consumer HDPE prices have come down around 7 cents/lb in the last three months, while mixed-color prices have dropped about 2 cents/lb.
Trombly points out that the strong fiber produced by hemp and kenaf blends well with the weaker post-consumer recycled paper.
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