A recycled material can be either a pre-consumer fibre or a post-consumer waste material.
Pre-Consumer fibres are "material or by-products generated after manufacture of a product is completed but before the product reaches the end-use consumer." (stopwaste.org)
Post-Consumer waste is "the waste produced at the end of a consumer-product lifecycle. The product is bought and consumed so has served its intended use. Post-consumer waste refers to the household waste we generate every day. This includes food, beverages, packaging or garden trimmings." (proenvironmentalltd.co.uk)
For example our Eco Soft Collection and our Cheetah HGS Sets are made from Post Consumer Waste - Plastic Bottles!