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
Bioethanol and animal feed from bread spill of grocery stores
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food spill
  • Food waste management
  • Grocery store retail
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Bioethanol
Recycled and repurposed rubber materials save money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 10-15%
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Industrial symbiosis
Pioneering French company invests in new green energy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass
  • Biofuel
  • Circular economy
  • Cleaner production
  • Combined heat and power
  • Environmental management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • New business model
  • Power generation
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
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
More efficient plastic and cardboard waste sorting saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Training
  • Material Separation
  • Plastic
Material savings by reusing prune waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste legislation
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Material audit
  • Cooking
  • Recycling
  • Local / seasonal food
Clean fuel from animal- and plant-based fats, oils and greases
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Recycling
  • Biofuel
  • Biomass
Turn wood residues into a valuable raw material through industrial symbiosis
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Wood-based products
  • Wooden products
  • By-products
  • Finnish industrial symbiosis system
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Material efficiency
  • Natural material
  • Biomass
  • Waste reduction
  • Waste management
  • Sawmill
Making money out of waste in Germany
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Chemicals
  • Material audit
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
Selling waste as secondary material
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Metal and plastic processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Metal
  • Waste reduction
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Packaging
  • Recycling