Peter Wadewitz OAM – Speaker Profile

Apr 26 / Michael Schubert
Peter Wadewitz OAM, Chair of the Australia Organics Recycling Association, Managing Director of Peats Soils and board member of RDA – Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island.

Peter Wadewitz OAM is a remarkable inventor and environmentalist with a passion for sustainability and waste management. As the Managing Director of Peats Group, Peter oversees the operations of Peats Soil and Garden Supplies, a thriving business that has been running for over four decades. With his vast knowledge and expertise in the areas of soils, composts, and organics, Peter has earned a well-deserved reputation as a true gentleman of the industry, admired and respected by all.

Peter’s outstanding achievements in the field of waste management have garnered him numerous accolades and recognition. In 2006, he was awarded South Australia’s Environmentalist of the Year award, a testament to his dedication and commitment to the growth and prosperity of the organic recycling industry. His exceptional leadership skills have also led to his appointment to the Barton Group’s Export Task Force and the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering, and Innovation Council.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the organic recycling industry, Peter received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2020. He is widely respected by colleagues and clients alike, and his expertise in soil, compost, and organics has earned him a sterling reputation in the industry.

Peter’s current projects are focused on sustainability and energy generation. He is working on building a biodiesel plant and an anaerobic digester, with a vision of creating a self-sustaining facility that generates its own electricity and bio-fuel. His innovative approach to waste management has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers, and he is regarded as a leading figure in developing the Australian Compost Industry Roadmap.

As a well-respected industry leader, Peter Wadewitz has been invited to present at the Business Victor Harbor event “Circular Economy.” and part BVH’s Greater Fleurieu Region Circular Economy Working Group.

His insights into sustainability, circular economics, and waste management will be invaluable for business owners and entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact on the environment while running a successful enterprise. With his vast expertise and knowledge, Peter is sure to inspire and motivate his audience and provide them with practical solutions for creating a sustainable future.

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