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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Consider the need for a sustainability officer
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30 %
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Environmental management
  • Training
  • Cleaner production
  • Customer outreach
  • Ecodesign
  • Extended producer responsibility
  • Monitoring
  • Product development
  • Regulations
  • Staff wellness
  • Standard
  • Waste legislation
Footprint calculation at waste-management company in France
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 10-20%
  • 0.2 - 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Footprint calculation
  • Customer outreach
  • Monitoring
  • Ecodriving
  • Waste management
Total product redesign - diaper manufacturer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Cradle-to-cradle
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Customer outreach
Total product redesign - cleaning products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Waste management
  • Ecodesign
  • Packaging
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
Leasing extends end-of-life product cycles at Xerox
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 20-35%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Renting and leasing
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • ICT system
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Business model
  • Remanufacturing
  • Recycling
  • Printing
  • Waste reduction
Sustainable packaging of Auchan products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Organic food
  • International forest certification
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Optimised packaging: reusable, lighter, biodegradable
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-30 %
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Dutch innovator builds functional sales models
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 1 - 4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Functional sales
  • New business model
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach