About ZeRRRo

My Approach

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In my ideal 'stasis' world, I desire to work with people and organisations who are on a change journey and who relate to the many 'R' words which are the theme of my work.  I firmly believe that understanding and practicing energy/sustainable resource management (albeit in a 21st Century anthropocentric context) will lead to a better world.  Are you in?  

What I can help with

  • waste reduction and recycling projects
  • energy efficiency
  • carbon management
  • renewable energy projects
  • grant applications
  • planning and strategy development
  • environmental management and compliance
  • sustainable food growing (plants/soils/nutrients/water)
  • system design to maximize efficiency (built and natural)
  • packaging to minimise waste 
  • sustainable purchasing practices
  • training on the environment and sustainability
  • community and social enterprise projects
  • project management for sustainability initiatives 
  • efficiency and conservation analysis
  • environmental impact assessment
  • certification (AS/NZS / ISO)
  • sustainability assessment


I also work in partnership with consulting firms ​Engenuity Solutions, and Jackson Environment and Planning.  

Miles Lochhead - pRincipal @ zeRRRo

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About me

Miles has spent last 27+ years as a practitioner in the waste management industry concentrating on resource recovery and the pursuit of sustainable solutions for over 27 of those years.  Miles has developed a consulting business, specialising in waste minimisation, resource recovery, sustainability, social enterprise and alternative energy solutions.

Miles is a past Convenor of the Zero Waste Network of Australia (ZWNA) and has been an active member of the Waste Management Association of Australia (now WMRR). Miles’ most recent employer, Renewable Recyclers, was recognised in the 2013 NSW Green Globe Awards, taking out the Regional Sustainability Award.

Before working with Renewable Recyclers, Miles was the manager of the Resource Recovery Centre at Moss Vale, NSW Australia which was awarded Business of the Year in 2006 and Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) National Transfer Station of the Year in 2007.

A background in agriculture and permaculture has provided Miles with a good ‘grounding’ on the value of resources and the need to conserve and reuse. He has presented at national and international conferences including the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress, Melbourne, Australia 2003.  In 2005, Miles travelled overseas on a WMAA ‘Zero Waste’ scholarship.

Selection on the NSW Environment Trust Waste and Recycling Sub-Committee, the NSW Container Deposit Scheme Collection Network Working Group, and the NSW EPA Chief Executives Waste Leaders Forum has kept Miles abreast of the latest developments in resource recovery.

Interest in alternative energy generation and resource conservation has led to Miles become a Mentor with RePower Southern Highlands focussed on building local, community-based, alternative energy installations.

Miles is the Honorary Secretary of Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands and has a keen interest in developing the Circular Economy in the Illawarra Region of NSW (and beyond). 

Miles has a Master of Applied Science (Ag and Rural Development); an RMIT Green Building and Design Certificate, an LMA Certificate IV in Leadership and a Permaculture Design Certificate.