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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A second life for rice waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Waste recycling
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
Fish manufacturer's no-waste approach
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • innovative packaging
  • Food waste
  • Food industry
Cutting back on food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.2 - 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Recource Efficiency
  • Water efficiency
Re-designed minced meat packaging brings savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • innovative packaging
  • Plastic packaging
  • Food waste
Efficient stock management and portion control reduce food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste resource efficiency
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
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
The future of food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Resource efficiency
  • Food industry
  • Beer
  • Bread
Converting distillery waste into a product and energy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 40-50%
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Resource efficiency
Finnish hypermarket uses digital application to minimise food wastage
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store
  • Retail
Caterer uses digital application to minimise food wastage
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0.25 - 0.8 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Web application
  • Digital application