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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Voluntary material efficiency commitment in the food industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Training
Family-run bakery's investment in waste recycling
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 100%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste audit
  • Packaging
  • Reuse
  • Business model
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
Shielding gas prevents food spoilage
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials
  • Packaging design
Leading on resource efficiency, Welsh government
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste management
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
Less waste and fewer lorries on the road
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
SOUL, sustainable packaging for eggs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
Big savings by optimising waste management and reducing water use
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.5 - 0.6 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Training
  • Water management
  • Packaging
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Cooling
Film packaging, reducing fresh produce waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Food waste
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
Reducing food and packaging waste in egg supply chain
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
Lightweight glass containers in brewery
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Packaging
  • Ecodesign
Intelligent packaging in food and drink industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • ICT system
  • Food waste