Changes to UK legislation on efficiency of EfW plants to reflect changes to the Waste Framework Directive from Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1127

Closed 29 Jan 2016

Opened 5 Jan 2016



Defra and the Welsh Government are making changes to UK legislation to implement new EU Directive 2015/1127 which introduces an amendment to the R1 energy efficiency formula in Annex II of the EU Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC)[1] (“the Waste Directive”).

The consultation outlines these changes in detail, when these changes will take effect and seeks views on whether stakeholders agree with the way we intend to make these changes.

[1] Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste:


Why We Are Consulting

We have a legal obligation to transpose the amendment into UK law and wish to invite views on the way we intend to make these changes.


  • Environmental campaigners
  • Energy sector
  • Local Authorities
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Energy suppliers
  • Environmental Health Officers


  • Natural environment
  • Climate change
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution
  • Construction