Post-consumer regenerat (PCR)

definition of post-consumer?


The status after an item has been used for its intended purpose. Postconsumer material may be generated by households or commercial establishments.


Material that has been processed initially and failed to meet specifications or otherwise not sold as prime material and sold to another party for reuse or reprocessing. Repro can be postindustrial material. Postindustrial material cannot be postconsumer material unless the manufactured item had been used for its intended use and was directed toward disposal.


The same as postindustrial


The practice of collecting recyclables from retail or commercial businesses, not including single-family households but frequently including multi-family residences such as condominiums or apartments.


The practice of long standing of one company selling its useful waste materials or process scrap to another company which uses those materials to make new items. A change of ownership is needed.


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