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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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
Reusable packaging, returning customers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Reuse
  • Business model
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
Collaborative workplace is inspirational and sustainable
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Reuse
  • Remanufacturing
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
Big savings by optimising waste management and reducing water use
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.5 - 0.6 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Training
  • Water management
  • Packaging
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Cooling
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
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
Electrical reuse service
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Waste management
Material audit improved reuse of residue fibres
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 3%
Tags:
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Reuse
Reusable materials tackle waste in food production
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Reuse
  • Cooking
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