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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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
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
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
Zero waste at Denby Ceramics in the UK
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 50-80%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Material efficiency
  • Business model
  • Reprocessing
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Applying sustainability requirements to packaging suppliers
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 15-30 %
  • 1.2 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Regulations
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
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
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
Sustainable packaging of Auchan products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Organic food
  • International forest certification
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Optimised packaging: reusable, lighter, biodegradable
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-30 %
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • 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
German firm's 'NoWaste' strategy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Training
  • Metal
  • Process control
  • Dust control
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
  • Waste management