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
Smart hand dryers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Energy savings
  • ICT system
  • Customer outreach
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Sanitary installations
Specialist shop in Italy wins with zero-waste shopping
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Packaging
  • Waste management
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food waste
  • Business model
Smart marketing for sustainable products and services
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.5 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Packaging
  • Ecolabel
  • Certified product
  • Nordic swan ecolabel
Family-run hotel bans plastic bottles and guests are all for it
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Water management
  • Customer outreach
  • Packaging
  • Ecolabel
  • Information for guests
  • Plastic
  • Guest rooms
Applying sustainability requirements to packaging suppliers
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 15-30 %
  • 1.2 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Regulations
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Production of recycled paper products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Ecodesign
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Suppliers
  • Monitoring
  • Footprint calculation
World’s first product packaging made from ocean plastic
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Recycling
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Customer outreach
Green labelling and certification for infrastructure, products, packaging
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-30 %
  • 0.5 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Certified product
  • Cleaner production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Footprint calculation
  • Information for guests
  • International forest certification
  • PEFC
  • Programme for the endorsement of forest certification
  • Material efficiency
  • Natural material
  • Nordic swan ecolabel
  • Organic chemicals
  • Organic food
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Standard
 EU certification and ecolabel is key to biotech business model
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 5-10%
  • 0.5 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Customer outreach
  • Organic chemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Certified product
Environmental product declaration in the mooring sector
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Monitoring
  • Customer outreach
  • Material audit
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaner production
  • Metal
  • Recycling
  • Suppliers
Customer outreach: how to extend product lifetimes
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Cleaning
  • Ecolabel
  • Information for guests
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Optimization
  • Retrofit
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction