Steve is Head of Policy & Infrastructure at RECOUP, a member-based charity and leading authority on the plastics recycling value chain. The recycling infrastructure and international recycling markets for plastics are both focal areas that embed themselves into many areas of Steve’s remit. He has researched and written technical reports around plastics with a diverse subject matter including collection systems, ‘Away from Home’ recycling, recycling infrastructure, strategic intervention, consumer behaviour change, and more recently the plastic packaging tax. This includes responsibility for the RECOUP UK Household Plastics Collection Survey, an annual research report which provides an independent analysis about the collection and disposal of plastics. The UK is in a period of extensive consultations from many sources, and Steve is responsible for developing RECOUP’s responses to these. Steve is also active within the Waste Compliance Taskforce (WACT), an initiative to support more effective ways to prevent and tackle waste crime.