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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Ecodesign to extend the useful life of products
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Ecodesign resource efficiency
  • Energy
Finnish grocery store's quick rewards from a plastic compressor investment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0 - 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Plastic recycling
  • Waste recycling
  • Recycling rate
Cutting back on food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.2 - 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Recource Efficiency
  • Water efficiency
Environmental and economic effects in beer production using clean production methodology
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 7 - 8 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Brewery
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy efficiency
  • Beer
Construction site waste management
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Building material recycling construction efficiency
Construction site waste management cuts CO2 emissions in half
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Construction
  • Waste management
  • Building material recycling construction efficiency
Waste prevention as a strategy for planning business expansion
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 40%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste audit
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
Smarter wastewater treatment in shopping malls
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 50-90%
  • 1 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Wastewater
  • Water reuse
  • Recycling
Reusable packaging, returning customers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Reuse
  • Business model
Shielding gas prevents food spoilage
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials
  • Packaging design
Ecodesign for remanufacturing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 30-40 %
Full product recovery: circular economy strategy for efficient resource management
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost