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 a timber fitness trail that has served for around 25 years. The new fitness trail, being made of recycled plastic, can be expected to last even longer and still look a picture as the years go by. The project is a credit to all involved.
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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 work to promote waste minimisation. They give presentations to school and community groups on the recycling message and the many ways plastic waste can be reused for practical and positive results. Replas seating, bollards, decking and other products provide great examples of how otherwise-problematic waste plastic can be turned into usable products that will last and last.
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 and rail construction uses 125 x 125 mm recycled plastic bollards spanned by 3.6 m Woodshield rails. The Woodshield product is more rigid than standard recycled plastic, so able to span longer distances without sagging.
The council is very pleased with the installation, happy to demonstrate to ratepayers the benefits of recycling using Replas products in council projects. It’s all about effectively closing the loop from waste to functional, long-lasting resource.
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. The structure uses Replas Enduroplank™ decking on a composite fibre substructure, a construction built to last for many decades even in this most exposed marine location.
The equivalent of over five million plastic bags have been diverted from landfill to make the recycled plastic used in Holdfast Bay’s boardwalks. That’s testament to the council’s sustainability practices and commitment to closing the loop in using plastic waste from kerbside and commercial recycling programmes.
After a few setbacks during construction due to large rocks requiring the structure’s redirection, easy to remedy with these eminently workable materials, Council staff are ecstatic about the finished product, and so are beach users.
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 setting, and hundreds were installed along the highway.
Recycled plastic products were chosen to replace the old concrete settings due to the material’s hard-wearing capabilities and expected longevity. The proof of that is in the inspection 20 years on. The pictured Hume setting is still fully intact and doing its job. It is situated just north of Melbourne as the Hume Highway enters the outer suburbs
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 and use, as well as being a beautiful addition to my home. I would most certainly use Trex again and have recommended it to my family and friends to solve their decking maintenance issues.’