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EREK database 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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CSR concept for energy savings in Sofia hotel

Thinking social, thinking green... Hotel achieved € 4 500 savings after CSR measures implemented Efforts appreciated by staff and guests alike The Forum Hotel in Sofia is a luxury four-star property...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 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
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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
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)
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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)
Good practice

Environmental laundry in Czech Republic

The beautiful, environmental laundry... Renewable energy is used in high energy applications, saving € 25 000 annually Laundromat uses environmentally friendly detergents Thanks to renewable energy,...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Service sector
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

The environmental supermarket

Major supermarket chain's unique approach to the environment Lidl is the first supermarket in the Czech Republic to use economic and environmental technologies A smart solution for heating, lighting...
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10 Year(s)
Good practice

Simple audit led to energy savings in furniture production

Bulgarian furniture-maker invests in the future Furniture-maker saves € 1 500 annually by reviewing its production process Analysis of skills, technology and practices forms part of the company's...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Sun protection foils and other measures save energy

Audit helps hotel see the light...  Energy and material audit helps hotel, saves thousands every year 1 000 kWh per year saved by simply using a sun protection foil The Burgas Hotel is a four-star...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 28 Year(s)
Good practice

Turning whisky distillery by-products into value-added...

The spirit of enterprise  Adding value to unavoidable whisky distillery by-products Opportunities identified to reduce waste and provide a business opportunity Penderyn Whisky Distillery is situated...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost