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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EREK Database (55)

Ecodesign to extend the useful life of products
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Ecodesign resource efficiency
  • Energy
Voluntary material efficiency commitment in the food industry
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Training
Construction site waste management
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Building material recycling construction efficiency
Designing out waste: material efficiency throughout the building life cycle
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Waste
Wastewater is a resource too
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Wastewater
  • Resource
  • Cost and Resource Efficiency Strategies
Ecodesign for remanufacturing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 30-40 %
Full product recovery: circular economy strategy for efficient resource management
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
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
Priorities in managing food waste
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste management
  • Waste management
Utilising food waste from grocery retail
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste management
  • Bioenergy
  • Surplus food
Preventing spoilage and waste in the food retail sector
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Food waste
Surplus food redistribution
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Waste management
  • Food surplus