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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Caterpillar paves the way in heavy machinery remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30%
  • 4 - 6 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Material efficiency
  • Remanufacturing
  • Retrofit
  • Reuse
The East Bay Depot for Creative Re-use
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Circular economy
  • Business model
Improving office management to reduce waste
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Training
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Monitoring
Assessment and improvement of production line infrastructure to reduce material use
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5-50 %
  • 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Monitoring
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Ecodesign
  • Energy audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Cleaner production
  • Environmental management
  • Lean production
Ecodesign for durable goods
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 5-50 %
  • 1 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Cradle-to-cradle
  • Circular economy
  • Design for recycling
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Prototype construction
  • Lean production
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Material efficiency
  • Product design
Implementing a waste-management system
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 20-50 %
  • 0.5 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • By-products
  • Circular economy
  • Environmental management
  • Fabric cuttings
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Finnish industrial symbiosis system
  • Lean production
  • Material audit
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Monitoring
  • Packaging
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Sidestream utilization
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
German firm's 'NoWaste' strategy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Training
  • Metal
  • Process control
  • Dust control
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
  • Waste management