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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Ecodesign to extend the useful life of products
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Ecodesign resource efficiency
  • Energy
Making use of leftovers - remanufacturing in the global fashion industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Ecodesign
  • Remanufacturing
  • Textile waste
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
SOUL, sustainable packaging for eggs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
Capping materials and emissions at cap manufacturer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Footprint calculation
  • Chemicals
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Ecodriving
  • Biofuel
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reuse
  • Ecodesign
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Material efficiency
  • Water management
  • Energy savings
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
Early engagement at design stage generates material savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Waste reduction
  • Optimization
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
Biodegradable, handmade mattresses
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Design for recycling
Sustainable packaging in food and drink industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Waste management
  • Design for recycling
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
Energy efficient hand dryers
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 90%
  • 0.5 - 2.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Waste management
  • Sanitary installations
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