EREK knowledge base of resource efficiency

Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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EREK Database (19)

Manufacturing oil-absorbent rugs from used textiles
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
Tags:
  • Textile waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • industrial waste
Environmental laundry in Czech Republic
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Service sector
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Chemicals
  • Hotel
  • Water Saving
Textile take-back for re-use and recycling to benefit local community
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Tack-back
  • Circular economy
  • Waste reduction
Making use of leftovers - remanufacturing in the global fashion industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Ecodesign
  • Remanufacturing
  • Textile waste
Enzymes for finishing cotton fabrics
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 0-25%
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Garment finishing
Enzymatic treatments in textile wet processing
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Water management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Wet treatments
  • Enzyme wash
  • Fabric finishing
Improving fabric use in clothing production
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
  • Fabric cuttings
Life cycle assessment – Levi’s jeans case
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy savings
  • Water management
  • Low carbon economy
New yarns from discarded fishing nets
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
Eco-efficient textile finishing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
  • Fabric finishing
  • Garment finishing
Eco-efficient textile dyeing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Material efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
Cold pad batch dyeing for cotton
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainable textile