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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Wastewater is a resource too
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Wastewater
  • Resource
  • Cost and Resource Efficiency Strategies
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
Waterless urinals
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water savings
  • Water reduction
  • Sanitary
More efficient plastic and cardboard waste sorting saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Training
  • Material Separation
  • Plastic
Material savings by reusing prune waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste legislation
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Material audit
  • Cooking
  • Recycling
  • Local / seasonal food
Lean organisations: the path to continuous efficiency improvement
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • New business model
  • Training
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
Electrical reuse service
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Waste management
Smart hand dryers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Energy savings
  • ICT system
  • Customer outreach
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Sanitary installations
Polish research institute sets up central printing system
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Training
  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste management
Making money out of waste in Germany
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Chemicals
  • Material audit
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
Hospital in France reduces food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.8 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Packaging
  • Cooking
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
Tackling waste in a French hospital
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Food waste
  • Laundry operations