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.

Switch view:

EREK Database (8)

Plastic part manufacturer cuts material losses by half with Lean management
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Lean production
  • Management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
Supply chain collaboration in food and drink sector
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Lean production
  • Suppliers
More efficient laser cutting saves materials and reduces scrap
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
  • Lean production
  • Metal
  • Waste reduction
Making a waste prevention plan
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1-10 %
  • 0.25 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Food waste
  • Ecodesign
  • Design for recycling
  • Lean production
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Monitoring
  • Optimization
  • Process control
  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Waste reduction
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
Positive incentives for employees to reduce resource use
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-10 %
  • 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Training
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Environmental management
  • Lean production
  • Material efficiency
  • Staff wellness
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Waste reduction