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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Sustainable catering saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.1 - 0.2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
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
Turning whisky distillery by-products into value-added opportunities
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Food waste management
  • Food waste
  • Food surplus
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Adding value to surplus soft fruits on the farm
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
SME drinks company identifies market for leftover fruit
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
Eco-friendly hostel in Estonia
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Circular economy
  • Information for guests
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Water management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Staff wellness
  • Cleaning
  • Chemical free cleaning
Engine manufacturer combines modular product design and remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Circular economy
  • Remanufacturing
  • Modular design
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Engines
Remanufacturing is a growing line of business for Valtra
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Circular economy
  • Remanufacturing
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Agricultural machinery
Textile take-back for re-use and recycling to benefit local community
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Tack-back
  • Circular economy
  • Waste reduction
Making use of leftovers - remanufacturing in the global fashion industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Ecodesign
  • Remanufacturing
  • Textile waste
Innovative procurement strategy to embed circularity in office refurbishment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Waste reduction
Embedding sustainability in procurement practices: a UK museum’s perspective
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
  • Other
  • Service sector
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Energy performance of buildings
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste