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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sustainable wastewater treatment chemicals in a dairy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Wastewater
  • Sludge
  • DAF
  • Organic coagulant
  • Food waste management
  • industrial waste
  • Food waste resource efficiency
  • Chemicals
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
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