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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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Water savings in a meat processing plant

Pressure goes down, savings go up Meat processor identifies excess water consumption during cleaning Calculations reveal where savings could be made but the end result maintained An audit of water...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 100% 0 - 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Focusing on hotel energy bills

How cool pool controls can save money... Medium-sized hotel saves € 1 500 a year using pool sensor controls Other energy saving measures helped save a further € 5 000  Triada Hotel lies in the heart...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Simple but effective waste management in a convenience store

Small actions with a big impact Waste management in a convenient store led to 75 % reduced waste volume and € 3 500 annual savings  The move offers pointers to other small businesses seeking to trim...
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Collaborating to maximise resource efficiency in hotels

Small saving with a huge impact Hotel prevented 2.5 tonnes of furniture from being landfilled This saved only a small amount (around € 87 or £ 78), but the action reduced CO2 emissions by 7 tonnes...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Hotel communicates importance of saving resources

Energy and water saving is everyone's job Hotel implemented CSR into its management strategies Small investment (€ 350) achieved significant savings (€ 5 000 a year) in water and waste bills Izvora...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.12 Year(s)
Good practice

The future of food waste

From bread to beer... Brewery converts waste bread into new products in support of sustainable development It is a working example of the circular economy Over 46 million slices of bread, or 44 % of...
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Sustainable wastewater treatment chemicals in a dairy

Tackling the sludge  Strategic use of organic chemical cleaners saves UK dairy € 50 000 annually Reduced need for harardous chemicals and water savings as a direct result Treating wastewater onsite...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Benefits of green laundry programmes, hotel case

 Emphasis on green gains, not cost-savings is key Hotel in Bulgaria saves about € 2 400 annually through green laundry programme Option to reduce sheet and towel replacement for guests staying...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 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

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)