Our People

Steven Watson
I work across a range of environmental topics, with a focus on UK and EU waste policy. I’m interested in public communications and how people engage with waste systems. I also play guitar in Eunomia’s in-house band Dirty Murph and the Kerbside Sorters.

Steve is experienced in supporting the delivery of a broad spectrum of environmental work, with a specialism in the research and interpretation of legislation.

He has been active in forming operational understandings of the Waste Framework Directive, Waste Shipping Regulations and the Environmental Protection Act. Coming from an academic background in Philosophy, Steve is equipped with a careful and analytic approach to language which informs his research and report writing.


 Recent Experience

Steve has assisted the European Commission’s DG Environment in developing a common methodology for calculating the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags across the Member States of the EU. In the past he has also supported DG Environment in understanding the extent to which waste legislation has been enacted around the EU, authoring reports on Member State implementation of the Waste Framework and Sewage Sludge Directives.

He also played a part in the creation of a Waste Statistics Toolkit for Waste Awareness Wales, leading research which informed the design of new statistics, including running workshops with a citizens’ panel and analysing the opinions expressed.

Steve acts as Deputy Editor on the Isonomia blog, for which he has also written articles on topics including the recycling symbol, the language of waste, and the history of the waste hierarchy.


 Career History

Steve joined Eunomia in 2012, and holds a B.A in Philosophy from the University of York.