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Post-Consumer

Post-consumer content is an end product that has completed its life cycle as a consumer item and rather than being sent to the landfill, it is diverted by reusing the material in a new product. Examples of items that may include post-consumer content are office paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastics and metals.  By recycling materials that have served their intended use, new products can be made.   For example, a plastic bottle can become carpet backing by placing it in a recycling bin.  It’s just as important to purchase materials that contain recycled content as it is to recycle.

Whole Building Design Guide | Evaluating and Selecting Green Products

EPA | Recycling Basics

Whole Building Systems

  • Planted Roof - GreenGlobes NC

    Is there a Stormwater Management Report by a Civil Engineer that shows that: The project meets municipal and/or local watershed flood and erosion co...

  • Solid Waste - GreenGlobes NC

    Has a life-cycle assessment been performed to compare the environmental burden and embodied energy effects of the following? Foundation and floor...

  • Solid Waste - Information and Outreach

    Persistent outreach and education are vital to reduce consumption and waste. The Property Manager, who is most often the building’s Recycling ...

Materials

  • Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

    Kitchen exhaust hoods are a large energy consumer in cafeteria spaces. Significant amounts of energy can be conserved by utilizing transfer air – co...