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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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
Simple but effective waste management in a convenience store
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • 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
Reusable packaging, returning customers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Reuse
  • Business model
Finnish hypermarket uses digital application to minimise food wastage
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store
  • Retail
Surplus food from grocery stores to charities
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store
  • Retail
  • Surplus food
Bioethanol and animal feed from bread spill of grocery stores
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store retail
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Bioethanol
Food waste turned into bioenergy for food manufacturers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store retail
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
Simple retrofit saves energy in retail store in Scotland
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store
  • Retail
  • Energy Efficiencly
  • Lightning
  • Heating
  • Refrigeration, freezing and cooling
Priorities in managing food waste
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste management
  • Waste management
Supermarket reduces food waste by selection management
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store
  • Retail