Heathcote Skate Park in City of Greater Bendigo have installed recycled plastic Eco Pods from Replas. The grey and blue products are a great way to brighten up the skate park while supplying sustainable seating for the skaters and visitors. The Eco Pod combines comfort with affordability in an innovative way. Ideal as an individual seat it can also be combined to create a longer bench style. The bench is easily transported making it perfect for an environment where versatility is needed. Available in a selection of colours, the Eco Pod is flexible enough to suit a range of situations either indoor or outdoor. The low maintenance and durability of recycled plastic products from Replas creates a long lasting attribute to these Eco Pods. City of Greater Bendigo have become the true recyclers, creating a demand for recycled plastic products with this installation of Eco Pods at Heathcote Skate Park!
On Monday December 3rd, International Day for People with a Disability, Edward River in Moama NSW celebrated their All Ability Accessible Canoe Platform Launch. “Innovation and recycling from the Moama community have coalesced for a game-changing new facility that brings kayaking to people with limited mobility,” explained the Riverine Herald in NSW. Installed back in July 2018, this All Ability Accessible Platform was created by Steve Rawson from SR Engineering and introduced to the National Parks and Wildlife Service of NSW. This platform uses recycled plastic products from Replas decking Enduroplank™, Enduromesh, profiles, and more! There were many in attendance to the official launch, such as Sales and Marketing Director at Replas Mark Jacobsen, Steve Rawson from SR Engineering, Tim O’Kelly the National Parks and Wildlife Service Area Manager, David Harcoan who is the Program Manager at Goulburn Valley Health, Mark Francis CEO of Murray Regional Tourism, and Amanda Lavender the Western Region Ranger for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. “I found it truly moving to know that people who otherwise would not be able to participate in something like this were able to, and possibly for the first time,” said Amanda. “It is great to know that Moama is really leading the way in using recycled plastic products in infrastructure and people appear to like the product. I love that it is so versatile, has a long longevity and is a recycled product that would otherwise have gone to landfill,” continued Amanda. Tim O’Kelly told the Riverine Herald “now we have an innovative facility helping people enjoy the environment, partially constructed of materials that also help the environment, what a win-win.” The recycled plastic All Ability Access Platform is now available for all visitors and tourists to enjoy!
On December 4th, Replas was a guest at the ‘War on Waste Movement, educating for a sustainable future’ at the Ballarat Tech School in Ballarat, Victoria. Craig Reucassel, War on Waste Documentary host, was the guest speaker who referenced Replas as a positive change and small solution to a big problem. “The message was focused on the importance of critically evaluating each approach to reducing, reusing and managing our resources,” said The BTS (Ballarat Tech School) Team. “The need to understand the ripple effect of each decision or process made and to consider what is the short-term and long term impact of how we manage waste by considering how science, technology and engineering can assist us,” The BTS Team continued.
The Replas Head Office and Manufacturing Plant is based in Ballarat, creating a buzz around the room and receiving a great amount of engagement, along with a hands on experience with Replas ‘raw material.’ Craig Reucassel advocated for the need for Governments to change legislation to support the management of waste and for them to be bold in the decisions they need to make on waste to energy processes. Mayor Mckintosh was in attendance with some of her fellow councillors, along with local businesses and representatives and students from the majority of the schools who are signed up to the program at the Tech school – led by Federation University. Replas will be working with The BTS Team again in the new year with great success from this event!
“I was pleasantly surprised Replas had the range of equipment when I initially enquired, the [Replas] product is ideal for the project,” said Craig Miller, Project Manager for Frankston City Council on the newly installed Dog Agility equipment at Ballam Park in Frankston VIC. Replas’ recycled plastic Dog Agility Tracks builds trust and confidence between dogs and their handlers, and develops the socialisation skills the local dogs would not normally get. The track at Ballam Park consists of a balance beam, jump through, pooch post, bridge, weave pole, and more! The range of recycled plastic dog agility products from Replas allows well-trained, exercised and stimulated dogs to become a part of the community with local residents or by professional trainers for organised group classes. Other great installations at Ballam Park are the Wheelchair Accessible Premier Settings and Kimberley Seats surrounding the dog park. This allows owners and visitors to keep an eye out for their pooch while taking a rest on the recycled plastic furniture. Craig said, “where possible, it is preferable to use recycled and sustainable products. The council is looking forward to the maintenance free, long lasting and termite resistant recycled plastic product Replas has supplied.” By using recycled plastic products, there will be no splitting, cracking, or rotting in this dog park, allowing dogs and dog owners to enjoy this playful addition to Ballam Park by Frankston City Council for many years to come!
At Tangambalanga Community Centre in Towong Shire Council VIC are rows of Replas recycled plastic bollards. The 125 mm blue bollards are an excellent alternative to timber, providing a rigid, resistant barrier to define the boundary and deter vehicles or pedestrians. These Towong Shire Council bollards are blue, however Replas bollards are available in a variety of configurations and colours, while also having the option to stand alone or be linked via a chain or pipe. Recycled plastic bollards from Replas are robust and will not split, rot, crack, or ever need painting. The bollards surrounding Tangambalanga Community Centre have been installed for many years and still look as good as new! A fantastic environmentally sensitive addition to Towong Shire Council.
“We are really happy with the peninsula table settings we have recently put in. They look really good and the colour works really well with the environment around them,” says Marcy McCallum, Parks Project Manager for Christchurch City Council in New Zealand. Using Replas recycled plastic profiles, Marcy and her team have created table setting on steel frames. “The cafe owner is happy as they are easy for her to keep clean,” continued Marcy. Recycled plastic profiles come in a huge range of colours, widths and lengths and are available in either rectangular or square options. “We only have a very limited furniture renewal budget each year,” says Marcy, “we have been promoting the use of the recycled plastics options wherever we can. I like the peninsula series picnic tables as they are similar to other options we use and we are trying to make sure that any new furniture, particularly table settings, are accessible for people in wheelchairs and we prefer the more modern styles you have,” concluded Marcy. A great addition and alternative to the old rotted timber originally in this space, great job Christchurch City Council!