The Nine-Step Approach to Resource Efficiency

STEP 6: Prioritising Options

Identifying the priority areas through the assessment and options generating phase is an important element of prevention programmes.

Prioritising options will be influenced by budget availability and other aspects, such as situational factors, the aims and goals (both long term and short term) of the business, workplace or event and the technology/resources available.

Very often quick fix options will be easily identified and implemented whereas more complicated (and perhaps more expensive) options may also be important but may take more time and resources. Therefore, prioritising options will depend on each specific situation and the project team will be an important element in this process.

Look at the environmental action plan for Midleton Town Council & Midleton Area Offices and see how the different options were generated.

See the Human and Technical Dimension steps in action in this Guide for Business produced by Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Management Office

When evaluating any potential options it is advisable to apply a Pareto Analysis. This will ensure that the most important streams are tackled first.