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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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
Successful material audit in tofu-making factory
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 5%
Tags:
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Packaging
  • Waste reduction
  • By-products
French metal factory sets up dedicated recycling chains
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0.24 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Training
  • Metal
  • Recovery
  • Waste reduction
  • By-products
Using secondary materials in your business
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 25-50 %
  • 1 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • By-products
  • Heat recovery
  • Material efficiency
  • Business model
  • Sidestream utilization
  • Suppliers
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Industrial symbiosis ecosystem in Denmark
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • By-products
Waste has a value through industrial symbiosis
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-40 %
  • 0.25 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • By-products
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • New business model
  • Finnish industrial symbiosis system
  • Recycling
  • Reprocessing
  • Steam
  • Heat recovery
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Zero waste
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