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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Reusing coffee grounds to produce vegetables and compost
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Social entreprise
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
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
CSR and clean production measures in a hotel
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water efficiency
  • Hotel
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
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
Waste prevention as a strategy for planning business expansion
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 40%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste audit
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Shopping mall
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy management
  • Grocery store retail
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
Engine manufacturer combines modular product design and remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Circular economy
  • Remanufacturing
  • Modular design
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Engines
Remanufacturing is a growing line of business for Valtra
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Circular economy
  • Remanufacturing
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Agricultural machinery
Textile take-back for re-use and recycling to benefit local community
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Tack-back
  • Circular economy
  • Waste reduction
Saving materials and waste through battery remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Remanufacturing
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy