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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Resource efficiency ambitions translate into savings in garden centre
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Resource 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
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
The future of food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Resource efficiency
  • Food industry
  • Beer
  • Bread
Converting distillery waste into a product and energy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 40-50%
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Resource efficiency
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
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
Clean fuel from animal- and plant-based fats, oils and greases
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Recycling
  • Biofuel
  • Biomass
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
Selling waste as secondary material
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Metal and plastic processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Metal
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Packaging
  • Recycling
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