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
Intelligent fertilisation with N-Sensor improves crop yield
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • intelligent fertilization
  • reduced carbon footprint
Turning whisky distillery by-products into value-added opportunities
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Food waste management
  • Food waste
  • Food surplus
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Adding value to surplus soft fruits on the farm
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Embedding sustainability in procurement practices: a UK museum’s perspective
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
  • Other
  • Service sector
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Energy performance of buildings
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Sustainable procurement to deliver sustainable housing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Construction
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Low carbon economy
Recycled and repurposed rubber materials save money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 10-15%
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Industrial symbiosis
Saving materials and waste through battery remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Remanufacturing
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
Nordic Swan ecolabel underpins Estonian print company
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Nordic swan ecolabel
  • Ecolabel
  • Ecodesign
  • Recycling
  • Certified product
  • Product design
  • Energy efficiency
  • Printing
Waste-water sludge treatment
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Waste water treatment
  • Dry processes
  • Waste reduction
Cradle-to-cradle, a commitment to environmental design and sustainability
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Ecolabel
  • Circular economy
  • Cradle-to-cradle
Environmental product declaration in the mooring sector
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Monitoring
  • Customer outreach
  • Material audit
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaner production
  • Metal
  • Recycling
  • Suppliers