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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Sustainable catering saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.1 - 0.2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
Smarter wastewater treatment in shopping malls
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 50-90%
  • 1 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Wastewater
  • Water reuse
  • Recycling
Industrial symbiosis in automotive textile industry
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • industrial waste
  • Waste management
  • Textile waste
  • Recycling
  • Upcycling
Eco-friendly hostel in Estonia
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Circular economy
  • Information for guests
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Water management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Staff wellness
  • Cleaning
  • Chemical free cleaning
Improved recycling process through employee training
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
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
New yarns from discarded fishing nets
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
SOUL, sustainable packaging for eggs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
Saving materials and waste through battery remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Remanufacturing
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
Citrus residues for renewable energy production
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Biomass
  • Renewable energy
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
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
Pioneering French company invests in new green energy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass
  • Biofuel
  • Circular economy
  • Cleaner production
  • Combined heat and power
  • Environmental management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • New business model
  • Power generation
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste