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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Making small-sized custom-packaging viable
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Packaging
  • Digitalisation
  • Industry 4.0
Leading on resource efficiency, Welsh government
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste management
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
SOUL, sustainable packaging for eggs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
Capping materials and emissions at cap manufacturer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Footprint calculation
  • Chemicals
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Ecodriving
  • Biofuel
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reuse
  • Ecodesign
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Material efficiency
  • Water management
  • Energy savings
Film packaging, reducing fresh produce waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Food waste
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
Sustainable packaging in food and drink industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Waste management
  • Design for recycling
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
Applying sustainability requirements to packaging suppliers
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 15-30 %
  • 1.2 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Regulations
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Packaging made from biopolymers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Design for recycling
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
World’s first product packaging made from ocean plastic
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Recycling
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Customer outreach
Green labelling and certification for infrastructure, products, packaging
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-30 %
  • 0.5 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Certified product
  • Cleaner production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Footprint calculation
  • Information for guests
  • International forest certification
  • PEFC
  • Programme for the endorsement of forest certification
  • Material efficiency
  • Natural material
  • Nordic swan ecolabel
  • Organic chemicals
  • Organic food
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Standard
Sustainable packaging at Swiss mega-retailer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-25%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cradle-to-cradle
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Plastic
  • Waste reduction
Sustainable packaging of Auchan products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Organic food
  • International forest certification
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste