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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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Smarter wastewater treatment in shopping malls

The treating of wastewater onsite in shopping malls could significantly reduce the water bill and bring other environmental benefits, such as water recycling and wastewater minimisation. Major...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 50-90% 1 - 10 Year(s)
Good practice

Sustainability measures in Bulgarian hotel

Lessons learned in sustainablility Hotel achieved good results in sustainable management, renewable energy, water consumption reduction, and waste management Numerous best practices emerged from the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.08 Year(s)
Good practice

Sorting and recycling facilities in hotel rooms

Guests sort, hotel earns Equipping hotel rooms with recycling bins reduces overall hotel waste by 40 % Savings carry over to associated waste-management costs too  Statistically, the average hotel...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: 1 - 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Reusable packaging, returning customers

At least 20 uses... A Finnish company provides reusable packaging for online stores The innovative circular economy business model has led to several awards For customers, advantages include short...
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Plastic part manufacturer cuts material losses by...

​A big step in the right direction Plastep implemented Lean methodology in their entire production Lean has helped them engage personnel and continuously improve their processes As a result, material...
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Technology

Intelligent fertilisation with N-Sensor improves crop yield

The timing and accuracy of fertilisation play an important role in the crop and the environment: excessive or inadequate fertilisation can ruin the whole crop. Yara has developed a precise...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Finnish hypermarket uses digital application to...

Hyper-solutions to food wastage show the way A major hypermarket which sells a large range of food products looked for ways to improve on its already good food waste credentials It realised that even...
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Caterer uses digital application to minimise food wastage

New digital regime tackles the regiment's food-wastage problem! Large caterer looked for solutions to be environmentally 'responsible' regarding its large food waste problem It introduced a food-...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.25 - 0.8 Year(s)
Good practice

Restaurant minimises food waste with a digital application

Cooking up a viable waste-cutting solution Restaurant in Finland aims for zero-waste and uses an app to help reach the goal Up to 50 % reduction in waste already achieved Profit is up and the Waste...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.25 - 0.8 Year(s)
Technology

Shielding gas prevents food spoilage

Food packed in ordinary plastic and cling film only remains edible for a few days in storage. The poor shelf-life of packed foods means extra costs, especially for catering kitchens that produce high...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Technology

Mobile application helps to tackle food waste

What can a restaurant do when there is food left over from the lunch service? It can use apps such as the ResQ Club service. The service has been specifically developed to promote the use of surplus...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Industrial symbiosis in automotive textile industry

Waste as a resource not a problem By giving waste to another company, automotive company saves about € 6 000 annually Win-win relationship turns waste from one company into a resource for another...
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: 1 Year(s)