Definitions for "Post-consumer waste"
The material (paper or plastic) that is left over once someone is done using it. For example, magazines, phonebooks, “junk mail,” and old homework are some paper items that would be considered post-consumer waste.
Material or product used by the consumer for its original purpose and then discarded.
is waste that is collected and sorted after the product has been used by the consumer. It included glass, newspaper and cans from special roadside "banks" or disposal facilities. It is generally much more variable in composition than pre-consumer waste.