University of Birmingham
Value from Waste – Developing Innovative Materials
About Peter Braithwaite
Peter is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Chartered Wastes Manager. With over 40 years of experience, predominantly in consultancy within the civil engineering industry, Peter is a recognised expert in sustainability and sustainable development of major infrastructure and regeneration projects. He has developed and delivered sustainability strategies for numerous major infrastructure and built environment projects and programmes internationally, including for the London 2012 Olympic Park Delivery Partner. As well as providing independent sustainability services, Peter has a part time role at the University of Birmingham leading a collaborative research project with local industry, developing innovative low carbon materials from waste products. He joined the academic staff at the University of Birmingham in November 2012 in a part-time role as Director of Sustainability, Birmingham Centre for Resilience Research and Education and has been contributing to a number of established major research programmes.
Creating higher value products from waste materials is an essential part of the circular economy. An update on the ARLI collaborative research project will include case studies of materials that are being developed by the University and local SME’s.