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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Early engagement at design stage generates material savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Waste reduction
  • Optimization
Brewery cuts beer waste on Scottish island
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
Clean fuel from animal- and plant-based fats, oils and greases
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Recycling
  • Biofuel
  • Biomass
Supermarket collaborates with charity to reduce food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Re-used and re-manufactured office furniture
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Furniture industry
  • Reuse
  • Remanufacturing
  • Material efficiency
Supply chain collaboration in food and drink sector
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Lean production
  • Suppliers
Film packaging, reducing fresh produce waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Food waste
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
Modifying malt processes
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
Reducing corrugated cardboard weight
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
Reducing food and packaging waste in egg supply chain
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
Lightweight glass containers in brewery
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Business model
  • Packaging
  • Ecodesign
Biodegradable, handmade mattresses
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Design for recycling