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Key Definitions

  • Post-consumer material – A finished product that has been used by the consumer and collected for the purpose of recycling.

  • Pre-consumer material – Scrap materials generated by a manufacturing process which are collected and reused to make new products.

  • Recycled content – The amount of pre-consumer material and/or post-consumer material used to manufacture a recycled product (expressed as a percentage of the total content).

  • Recycled product – Any product that is manufactured in part or in whole using recycled materials.

 

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