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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Enzymatic treatments in textile wet processing
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Water management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Wet treatments
  • Enzyme wash
  • Fabric finishing
Life cycle assessment – Levi’s jeans case
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy savings
  • Water management
  • Low carbon economy
New yarns from discarded fishing nets
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
Eco-efficient textile finishing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
  • Fabric finishing
  • Garment finishing
Eco-efficient textile dyeing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable textile
  • Material efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
Design efficiency – zero-waste patterns
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Pattern cutting
  • Sustainable textile
Focus on durability in new asset building
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5-10 %
  • 1 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Design for recycling
  • Energy savings
  • Equipment operation time
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Remanufacturing
  • Reprocessing
  • Retrofit
  • Reuse
  • Standard
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
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
Baby clothes subscription model in Denmark
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 10-80%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Functional sales
  • Reuse
  • Business model
  • Recycling
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Sustainable textile