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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More efficient plastic and cardboard waste sorting saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Training
  • Material Separation
  • Plastic
Sustainable packaging in food and drink industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Waste management
  • Design for recycling
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
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
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
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