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
Plastic part manufacturer cuts material losses by half with Lean management
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Lean production
  • Management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
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
Sustainable procurement to deliver sustainable housing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Construction
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Low carbon economy
Clean production for energy savings and reduced waste-management costs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1.4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cleaner production
  • Efficient lighting
  • Lighting
  • Energy audit
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Material efficiency
  • ICT system
  • Process control
  • Refrigeration, freezing and cooling
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
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
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
Eco-efficient textile finishing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
  • Fabric finishing
  • Garment finishing
Eco-efficient textile dyeing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Material efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
Re-used and re-manufactured office furniture
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Furniture industry
  • Reuse
  • Remanufacturing
  • Material efficiency
Turn wood residues into a valuable raw material through industrial symbiosis
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Wood-based products
  • Wooden products
  • By-products
  • Finnish industrial symbiosis system
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Material efficiency
  • Natural material
  • Biomass
  • Waste reduction
  • Waste management
  • Sawmill