Bill of Materials

Culinary Solvent is dedicated to our customers and the environment. Below you will find some key terms that will help you understand some of the lingo in our Bill of Materials.

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Key Terms

Post-consumer waste: Post-consumer waste refers to recycled content that comes from materials that have already used by an end consumer or business. Printed copy paper, shipping boxes, milk cartons, and water bottles that have been used and then put into the recycling stream are all examples of post-consumer waste.

Post-industrial waste (sometimes referred to as pre-consumer waste): Post-industrial waste refers to scraps
and other waste material generated by the manufacturing process itself. For example, a paper mill may end up
with unsellable paper scraps. If they repulp and reincorporate these scraps into a new batch paper, this would
be post-industrial waste.

Post-consumer waste is an ecologically preferred input; however, most 100% recycled materials have a combination of post-consumer and post-industrial waste, because the post-industrial waste provides some needed strength, texture and consistency.


Curbside recyclable: Curbside recycling programs are all very unique. Some accept dozens of materials, while others only accept a few. When we identify something as curbside recyclable, we mean that the vast majority of curbside recycling programs in the US seem to accept the product.


Recyclable with thin film: Most grocery and big box stores in the US have a bin for “plastic bag recycling” at or near their entrance. When something is said to be recyclable with thin film, it means that the item can be recycled in these bins. The film should be clean and dry before depositing it into a bin.


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