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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Sharing farm machinery
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-40 %
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Suppliers
  • Business model
  • Sharing economy
  • Logistic pooling
  • Machining
  • Optimization
  • Procurement costs
  • Renting and leasing
Supply chain collaboration in food and drink sector
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Lean production
  • Suppliers
Reusable materials tackle waste in food production
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Reuse
  • Cooking
Using recycled paper to cut waste at printing company
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Recycling
  • Suppliers
  • Certified product
  • International forest certification
  • Waste reduction
Applying sustainability requirements to packaging suppliers
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 15-30 %
  • 1.2 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Regulations
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Production of recycled paper products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Ecodesign
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Suppliers
  • Monitoring
  • Footprint calculation
Using secondary materials in your business
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 25-50 %
  • 1 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • By-products
  • Heat recovery
  • Material efficiency
  • Business model
  • Sidestream utilization
  • Suppliers
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Industrial symbiosis ecosystem in Denmark
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • By-products
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
Procuring sustainable products and equipment for offices
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 10-40 %
  • 3 - 4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Ecolabel
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
  • Procurement costs
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Waste management
Chemical company reduces waste and related costs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 20-40%
  • 2 - 4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
Pest control in agriculture as a service
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 0-3%
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Procurement costs
  • Functional sales