Situated in the central west of New South Wales, Dubbo City Council is getting ready for Park Run activities across the community. Park Run is a growing activity in many councils throughout the nation. Councils like Dubbo have recognised that markers are required to inform participants of the start and finish lines. For markers Dubbo City Council have installed recycled plastic 125mm bollards creating a sustainable solution for the community. The recycled plastic bollards can have reverse printed signs placed onto the bollard for easy identification.
More for information on Park Run go to their website: http://www.parkrun.com.au/
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.
Using the events page, select the event you are most interested in and review all the information about the course, local news items, the photo gallery and information about volunteering. Also, take a look at the extensive results page where you will find an incredible amount of information about your past performance.
Gardenvale Primary School has ventured down to Carrum Downs from Brighton East to tour the Replas Environmental Centre (REC). The large group of Grade 6 students went through one of the largest plastic recycling centres in the southern hemisphere, an innovative and interactive learning experience! While going down the tunnel into the ‘Bag Cave’ Gardenvale students learned more about recycling in Australia and the Replas process from turning soft and hard plastics into recycled plastic products. The REC gives these students an opportunity to discover some of the answers to the problems faced by our planet. It is home to a range of companies that have developed alternative solutions to help build a more sustainable future.
With plastic use on the rise, we need to create a sustainable community that reduces, re-uses and recycles plastics. At Replas, we see waste as a valuable resource, and are part of making this world more sustainable. What is the environmental cost in not being involved in the circular economy? By re-thinking your selection and procurement to recycled plastic products, you become the true recycler. Everyone touches plastic and we must be more accountable and responsible if we are to drive demand for recycled plastic products.
The Replas Head Office in Ballarat has received a big upgrade with a new board room, showroom, front display, and main offices. The China Ban has made councils, schools, and governments take notice on what they can do to become sustainable, through Replas products. The main production of Replas products are manufactured in Ballarat making this upgrade a great new feel and statement for the staff and visitors.
With plastic use on the rise, we need to create a sustainable community that reduces, re-uses and recycled plastics. At Replas, we see waste as a valuable resource, and are committed to making this world more sustainable. What is the environmental cost in not being involved in the circular economy? Everyone touches plastic therefore we must be more accountable and responsible in driving demand for recycled plastic products. By re-thinking your selection and procurement of recycled plastic products, you become the true recycler.
PARC (Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre) have shown off their new cafe barriers out front of the new cafe. The signage before was a rusted/corroded sign to promote the Mount Franklin water, but now the cafe barriers will have the PARC brand facing the pool areas. The cafe barriers are also placed alongside where it all began for PARC – a recycling bin located in the out side area of the cafe. The Replas Sales and Marketing Director collected the recycled plastic containers to be processed and turned into recycled plastic products – the cafe barriers!
The importance of using Replas recycled plastic products in this area is the durability – these signs/barriers will withstand the elements of the environment and they won’t rest, crack, or split in the facilities. It also shows the community that PARC and Replas are serious about Closing the Loop and creating the Circular Economy. After this initial installation, four more cafe barriers are being ordered after seeing the quality of the first installation.
The new ‘CLEAR’ bollard has made it’s debut at the Bunjil Place in Narre Warren with the City of Casey. City of Casey have purchased two of these bollards to be used for their Waste Wise event last weekend at the head office. Over 500 kids were exposed to these products over the weekend, amongst their organised activities. After the weekend, these bollards will be used at community events, council departments and waste meetings. When there are no events, these CLEAR bollards will reside in the head office facilities for the public to see every day.
“We like that it is a sustainable product made from recycled plastic. The material will not splinter which guarantees safe usage for dogs and their owners, making less liability issues for the Shire,” explains Jenny Gemund, Manager Community Services for Shire of Yilgarn. The new Dog Agility installation has received positive feedback from the community and tourists in the area. “What surprised us about Replas products was how good they looked and how good the quality is. The installation was very easy, low maintenance, and where applicable, will use Replas products again in the future,” said Jenny.