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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Industrial symbiosis in automotive textile industry
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • industrial waste
  • Waste management
  • Textile waste
  • Recycling
  • Upcycling
Textile take-back for re-use and recycling to benefit local community
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Tack-back
  • Circular economy
  • Waste reduction
Making use of leftovers - remanufacturing in the global fashion industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Ecodesign
  • Remanufacturing
  • Textile waste
Enzymatic treatments in textile wet processing
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Water management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Wet treatments
  • Enzyme wash
  • Fabric finishing
Life cycle assessment – Levi’s jeans case
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy savings
  • Water management
  • Low carbon economy
New yarns from discarded fishing nets
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
Eco-efficient textile finishing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
  • Fabric finishing
  • Garment finishing
Eco-efficient textile dyeing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Material efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
Design efficiency – zero-waste patterns
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Pattern cutting
  • Sustainable textile
Biodegradable, handmade mattresses
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Design for recycling
Material audit improved reuse of residue fibres
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 3%
Tags:
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Reuse
Carpet tiles made from 100 % recycled yarn
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Business model
  • Fabric production
  • Fabric sourcing