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Spreading the word about recycled plastic that’s for the birds

Mosman, NSW is a place of history and beauty eight km north-east of Sydney’s CBD on the lower north shore. The area is home to the world famous Taronga Zoo, as well as excellent harbourside swimming and recreation areas, top restaurants and a host of high-end retailers.   When Mosman Rotary Club invited Replas to [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Spreading the word about recycled plastic that’s for the birds

More than just bowls at Frankston

Six months in and the Trex® deck at the Frankston Bowling Club, Victoria is still the talk of the club. When the game is done or when members are just calling by for a catch-up after work, the Trex®-decked outdoor bar space is the perfect place for a cold one on a hot Melbourne day. [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on More than just bowls at Frankston

Staying fit at Brighton-Le-Sands now in Bayside Council

The Fitness Trails® exercise equipment at Brighton-Le-Sands, Botany Bay, NSW has proved itself over and over in the exposed marine conditions of its beachside reserve location. Made of recycled plastic, the components do not splinter or rot. And they need little maintenance, despite the many hours of use local joggers put them to for warming [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Staying fit at Brighton-Le-Sands now in Bayside Council

Light, bright and easy to install

Recycled plastic wall–mounted benches have gone down well at the Carrum Downs, Victoria operation of Lite n’ Easy, providers of great-tasting and healthy meals delivered to your door. Lite n’ Easy asked Replas to supply this practical seating that is so easy to keep clean, after a decade of experience with other Replas products. Some [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Light, bright and easy to install

Good things come in threes at Patterson River

Parks Victoria has made great use of recycled plastic at the large boating facility at Patterson River in Carrum, Victoria. Recycled plastic fenders line the tie-up area for boat protection and ease of boarding and alighting, while the boardwalk itself is decked in long-life, slip-resistant brown Enduroplank™. Brown 100 mm square bollards complete the Replas [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Good things come in threes at Patterson River

A bright spot on a dreary day

It was a dull and drizzly day on Jackson Street and not one for al fresco dining. But that allowed us a close-up look at these Replas cafe tables in the historic Petone, New Zealand street. With Jackson’s Street’s popularity as a regional destination, these tables have seen a lot of lattes since their installation [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A bright spot on a dreary day

Camping in style at North Stradbroke island

Straddie Camping provides a series of beachfront camping grounds on idyllic North Stradbroke Island, QLD., a short driving distance from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and accessible by vehicle ferry or water taxi. The operators recently installed several Replas Premier Picnic Settings around the grounds, all in shady spots where campers can take a break [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Camping in style at North Stradbroke island

Steel works!

Recycled plastic Enduroplank™ was chosen as the perfect decking material to complete the Wakehurst Parkway Pedestrian Bridge at Elanora Heights in NSW. Replas Pro installer, Steelworks Engineering, fabricated and installed the bridge which provides an attractive and safe pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. Made from recycled plastics that would have otherwise gone to landfill, the [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Steel works!

Camping as it was meant to be at Agnes Water

Workmans Beach Camping Ground is a wonderful place a little off the usual tourist trail. Located 90 minutes’ drive from Gladstone on the south/central Queensland coast, Agnes Water is is a lovely, peaceful surf town that boasts fine beaches with crystal clear water and largely-deserted expanses of sand. Gladstone Regional Council recently installed Replas 145 [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Camping as it was meant to be at Agnes Water

Happy campers have dry feet

In 2012 we reported on a floating Enduroplank™ path that had been installed at Gold Coast Holiday Park in Helensvale, Queensland.  It was needed to provide dry footing across a grassed area, which becomes very wet and soft when the heavy rains fall. A recent inspection of the pathway showed that even after more than [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Happy campers have dry feet

Bollards fit for a place that’s picture-perfect

At Lake Dyer Caravan Park and Camping Ground, staff are part way through replacing the site’s old timber bollards with 100 mm recycled plastic bollards in black. Not only do the new bollard posts look great, they have virtually eliminated maintenance. Importantly, termites won’t touch Replas bollards, made of recycled plastic. Picture-perfect Lake Dyer is [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Bollards fit for a place that’s picture-perfect

New cricket oval seating is a great catch

There’s some nice new Replas seating around the boundary at Corowa, NSW’s cricket oval. Under the guidance of parks manager Darren Harvey, who is enthusiastic about recycled plastic products, Federation Council installed the Kimberley seats and Premier Picnic Settings in time for the season. And the new recycled plastic furniture has bowled visitors over. It [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on New cricket oval seating is a great catch

Making a good impression out on the highway

A friendly rural community, Hay, NSW is situated on the picturesque Murrumbidgee River, about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide and 400 km north of Melbourne. Travellers arrive in Hay Shire via the Sturt, Mid-Western or Cobb Highway, which all intersect in the busy Riverina town. Hay Shire is a strong supporter of sustainable products, and [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Making a good impression out on the highway

We’ve got the sheets!

Recycled-plastic sheeting is one of our most versatile products. It is easy to clean, and will resist damage from corrosive chemicals that would destroy most metal panels making it perfect for animal enclosures, industrial use, or any situation that requires a durable solution. New year special $130 per sheet* *Grey only, 10 mm thick, 2.4 [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on We’ve got the sheets!

Four-legged fun

Dog Agility parks offer a fun way to exercise and socialise your dog. Paul Cooper, Environmental Service Manager at Timaru District Council in NZ explains why they chose recycled plastic when installing a new Dog Park: ‘It was established with a dog owning community that there was a need for a dog park, an area [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Four-legged fun

Sheeting makes a statement

With a little imagination recycled-plastic sheeting can produce spectacular results. Sheeting was used at the Anderson Court Adventure Park in SA to create a range of interesting and vibrant structures. Erica Vidinis, Landscape Architect, Campbelltown City Council, SA, said ‘This Project had a strong environmental focus and Council were committed to using sustainable materials. Replas' [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Sheeting makes a statement

Also New In Bollards

We’ve just added a brand new bollard to our range! The Heritage Bollard combines traditional elegance with modern design. It’s unique hollow construction makes it lightweight and easy to install. It is highly durable and features an in-built collar and decorative routing. To create this level of detail in a wooden bollard would mean a [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Also New In Bollards

New year, new range

You’ve told us you love the durability of our products, but want to see more contemporary designs. Well we’ve listened and in 2017 we bring you some brand new additions to our range. Daintree Select Offers a more contemporary style with the same relaxed feel of the original Daintree. Available in a choice of colour [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on New year, new range

Check out Central Coast Council’s new picnic tables

Central Coast  Council recently installed three Replas Premier Picnic Settings outside its building in Wyong, NSW.  The recycled plastic furniture has been well placed under large trees that give welcome shade to passersby, visitors to the building and council people on their breaks. From the range of Replas colours available, staff selected brown recycled plastic, [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Check out Central Coast Council’s new picnic tables

Summertime’s a great time in Moama

Over the last 12 months we’ve been reporting on riverside developments in Moama, NSW. Recently the Murray River town took delivery of a further 200 brown 100 mm recycled plastic bollards at Deep Creek Marina. Their installation expands the use of Replas bollards and Enduroplank™ decking that the local council opted for in this popular recreational [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Summertime’s a great time in Moama

A splendid Fitness Trail in a stunning location

The harbourside Sydney suburb of Rushcutters Bay has a new year-round attraction, a recycled plastic Exersite installed in December 2016. Set against the marina and with the stunning harbour vista beyond, the superb set of fitness trail equipment occupies a prime location in this world-class boat harbour precinct. The modern, sustainably produced Exersite kit replaces [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A splendid Fitness Trail in a stunning location

At ACT Government, NoWaste is the word

While in Canberra visiting the education team at ACT NoWaste, we were delighted to come across some highly visible Replas seating on display at Macarthur House. There are examples of our recycled plastic furniture in the main foyer and in a seating area adjacent to the  car park. The team at ACT Government’s NoWaste department [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on At ACT Government, NoWaste is the word

Protecting people and a much-loved tree

At Goodwood Oval in Adelaide, the City of Unley has installed this beautiful post and rail barrier around a large Morton Bay Fig tree. The tree is prone to dropping limbs, so for safety reasons the council needed to deter people from walking under it, but without fully blocking off the magnificent specimen. The post [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Protecting people and a much-loved tree

Ecstacy not too strong a word for Enduroplank™

In the City of Holdfast Bay, South Australia, the council recently completed Stage 4 of their Coast Park boardwalk project. The new 100-metre walkway is the latest addition to the wide open spaces of the Adelaide beach front. It gives easy access to all from roadside across the fragile dunes and down onto the sand. [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Ecstacy not too strong a word for Enduroplank™

Vintage Replas settings keep on trucking

Back in the mid-1990’s, the Hume Highway authorities were looking for a better truck-stop table setting. Concrete had been the material of choice, but with harsh weather and hard use it wasn’t lasting. Truckies wanted something better for their breaks while driving between Sydney and Melbourne. So Replas came up with the recycled plastic Hume [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Vintage Replas settings keep on trucking

Outdoor living made easy

Catherine Spher, from Williams Landing in Victoria had this to say about her Trex™ deck: ‘I was looking for a timber look decking without the ongoing maintenance. I had seen Trex products at the Melbourne Home show and was happy with the price and appearance. It looks amazing and is already very easy to maintain [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Outdoor living made easy

Did you know?

Waste plastic is being used in Colombia to build houses for the homeless. Oscar Mendez, founder of Concept Plastics wanted to do something about the overwhelming amount of plastic crowding landfill and set about developing a material that could be used to provide decent housing for the homeless. The result is a building block that [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Did you know?

Resort Ready

High View Waters Resort in Moama NSW has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the area. With the resort in the final stages of construction it was important to select infrastructure products that were sympathetic to the surrounds. Recycled plastic signage, bollards, wheel stops, marker posts and valve surrounds were chosen by the [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Resort Ready

Not so forgotten garden

A project to reclaim a ‘forgotten’ garden at Wooranna Park Primary, in Victoria was a labour of love for students, parents, and teachers and is now home to a beautiful garden featuring a Replas seat. Annette Hansen, a teacher who was the driving force behind the project, said, ‘I really wanted to make a statement [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Not so forgotten garden

Who are the real recyclers?

At the end of another successful year the founder of Repeat Plastics, Mark Yates, asks who are the real recyclers? Is it the consumer who deposits their plastic waste for collection, the contractor that collects the waste, the sorting station or material recycling facility that separates the various products? Perhaps it’s the receiver of the [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Who are the real recyclers?

Get a grip

Building paths and boardwalks in steep locations can present many challenges not least is the need to ensure the walkway provides a safe, slip resistant surface. Steven Rawson from SR Engineering was asked to design a floating deck for the ALDI store in Scoresby, Vic, that would not only meet the Green Star approval, but [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Get a grip

Making a memorable first impression

When Whitehorse City Council in Melbourne’s east took a shipment of 48 black 125 mm Replas bollards, they commissioned local Nunawading company Maintaining Impressions to install them. This was the building maintenance company’s first experience of handling recycled plastic products. The skilled tradesmen who did the installation on a vacant block in Jolimont Road, Forest [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Making a memorable first impression

Showing how we help keep South Australia beautiful

Replas representatives recently attended Adelaide's KESAB Sustainability Expo, a great opportunity to connect with the community and explain what Replas does. Many students, teachers, councillors and community groups attended and learned about Replas, its processes and products. This was a valuable exercise in showing what we offer in relation to sustainable communities, and what everyone [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Showing how we help keep South Australia beautiful

Standing strong in a premier state

Just off the Snowy Mountains Highway in Tumut, NSW west of Canberra, Replas products figure prominently at Stockwell Gardens. The Premier picnic settings and seats have had a lot of use since installation, and a lot of positive comment. They also demonstrate recycled plastic’s resilience in extreme climatic conditions, looking like new after regular exposure [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Standing strong in a premier state

A very safe punt at the oval

At Port Noarlunga, South Australia, the local football club has a new fence around their football field, installed using Replas Brolga bollards and galvanised rail. Considering options, the club decided that the recycled plastic bollard's angled top was perfect as an oval barrier. The Brolga's shape removes the danger a pointed edge presents to players [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on A very safe punt at the oval

Enduring the car park hard knocks

The homemaker centre at Shepparton, Victoria is a buzzing place where locals visit in big numbers to get ideas and buy products for their homes. To keep things orderly in the busy car park, traffic management includes the use of over 100 recycled plastic wheelstops. It’s been more than 12 years since Replas installed these [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Enduring the car park hard knocks

Brolga bollards strut their stuff at Skye Reserve

For some new bollards down at Skye Recreation Reserve, the recycled plastic Brolga was the preferred option. The reserve, owned and operated by Victoria’s Frankston City Council, is a popular facility for football, cricket and a range of other sports. To keep the sporting facility in top condition and to minimise maintenance, the council looks [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Brolga bollards strut their stuff at Skye Reserve

How well the water flows

Sandarra Blvd, located off Wedge Road in Carrum Downs, Victoria, boasts a wonderful neighbourhood park that is popular with local families living throughout the surrounding estate. Needing to replace a drinking fountain system that was constantly getting blocked, park management looked to Replas for the solution. The park’s new Replas drinking fountain not only looks [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on How well the water flows

Innovation in marine products

For more than ten years, Transtyle Trailers in Carrum Downs, Victoria has been fitting lengths of recycled plastic to their boat trailers. The low-to-no-maintenance Replas profiles make ideal runners. The recycled plastic is easy to handle and attach at the fit-out stage, hard-wearing yet kind on boat surfaces, and perfect for immersion in salt water [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Innovation in marine products

The world’s southernmost Beachcomber

In New Zealand, printing equipment supplier company Ricoh uses Replas products to demonstrate the benefits of ‘closing the recycling loop’. So when Ricoh South ran a recycling-themed competition for primary school students, the prize they put up was a Beachcomber seat plus $1000 worth of trees for the winning school. The competition winner was Abby, [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on The world’s southernmost Beachcomber

Signs for tomorrow at Queensland’s Currumbin Ecovillage

Replas products sit perfectly with the forward-looking practices and philosophies of The Ecovillage at Currumbin south-east Queensland. Recycled plastic also appeals in the sustainable community for its low-maintenance and long-life benefits. So when it came to installing new signage, being totally satisfied with the Enduroplank™ swale bridge previously installed, management chose our Plank Signs for [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Signs for tomorrow at Queensland’s Currumbin Ecovillage

The shape of plastic bags to come

This Beachcomber seat was made from recycled plastic, much of which first used as banana protection bags in North Queensland plantations. No better way to use a waste product than to create an identifiable symbol of what can be done with plastic recycling. Thanks for this great initiative go largely to Heidi Taylor of Tangaroa [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on The shape of plastic bags to come

Did you know?

Our designers have been busy updating our ever popular furniture collection and have added two brand new additions to the range. Introducing the stylish Brunswick Bar Setting and the luxurious Laguna Lounge. The sleek modern style of both items demonstrate the design possibilities of recycled plastic combined with the low maintenance benefits you know and [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Did you know?

It’s a wrap!

A long-time partner in our Hospital Sterile Wrap Recycling program, Western Health was recently announced as a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. The organisation demonstrates their commitment to environmental sustainability by also purchasing products made from their own waste. ‘Purchasing this furniture creates the 'pull-through mechanism' for more plastics to be collected for [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on It’s a wrap!

This idea floats!

A unique 40-metre floating jetty made almost entirely from recycled products has provided a safer and more accessible solution for the Gove Boat Club in the Northern Territory. Constructed from tyres filled with polyurethane foam, recycled plastic Enduroplank™ was chosen as the ideal material to use for the decking as it needs no painting or [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on This idea floats!

Tying the knot in Queensland style

Brisbane City Council has recently replaced the old timber bollards at Upper Moora Park, Shorncliffe with 100 mm bollards from Replas. The new green recycled plastic bollards are an improvement to the park, in both appearance and function.  Our quality-assured Pro Installer Origin Fencing used a specialised vacuum digger on the job, ensuring sensitive tree [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Tying the knot in Queensland style

Rainforest walk decked out in recycled plastic

More than four years ago now, Queensland’s Ipswich City Council installed this 70 metre long floating pathway at Kholo Botanical Gardens using recycled plastic decking. As these recent images show, the Enduroplank™ path looks as good today as it did when installed back in 2012. And it gets a lot of use! Established in 1988 [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Rainforest walk decked out in recycled plastic

Community garden all ready to grow

When the people of Langwarrin, Victoria held an open day for their new community garden on 17 September, 2016 , Replas lent a helping hand. Our Trex® display trailer was brought along and used as the stage for formalities. Langwarrin Community Garden has been set up so that community members have a common space in [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Community garden all ready to grow

Built to stand the test of time and tide

At  beautiful Avoca Beach on NSW’s Central Coast, the local council consulted Replas on design and supply for a maintenance-free 10 metre beach access ramp. The council needed better access across the sand  for their four-wheel drive ute, surf boat and jet ski trailer. There was a sharp deadline to have the ramp installed before [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Built to stand the test of time and tide