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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A second life for rice waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Waste recycling
Voluntary material efficiency commitment in the food industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Training
Fish manufacturer's no-waste approach
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • innovative packaging
  • Food waste
  • Food industry
Sustainable catering saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.1 - 0.2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
CSR and clean production measures in a hotel
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water efficiency
  • Hotel
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
Re-designed minced meat packaging brings savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • innovative packaging
  • Plastic packaging
  • Food waste
Efficient stock management and portion control reduce food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste resource efficiency
Resource efficiency ambitions translate into savings in garden centre
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
Family-run bakery's investment in waste recycling
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 100%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste audit
  • Packaging
  • Reuse
  • Business model
Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Shopping mall
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy management
  • Grocery store retail
Converting distillery waste into a product and energy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 40-50%
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Resource efficiency
Plastic part manufacturer cuts material losses by half with Lean management
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Lean production
  • Management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency