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
Reusing coffee grounds to produce vegetables and compost
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Social entreprise
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
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
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
Rainwater harvesting in office building
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Rain and greywater
  • Water efficiency
  • Water management
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
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
Water savings in a meat processing plant
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 100%
  • 0 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water efficiency
  • Process water
  • Food Production
  • Pressure regulation
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
Water metering saves money in a hotel
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water
  • Hotel
  • Sensor
  • Smart meter
  • Water management