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On Tuesday December 11th, Director Mark Jacobsen and VIC Customer Service Rep Chris Smith went to the 2017 Frankston Business Networking Night at Sages Cottage Farm Baxter. At this event, our Replas staff can go and meet like-minded business people, establish relationships, grow the business, and network with people in the Greater Frankston area. On Tuesday Mark and Chris took the opportunity to discuss the ‘Circular Economy’ with both Chris Crewther, Federal Member for Dunkley, and Colin Hampton, Frankston City Councillor – North East Ward.
Chris Crewther – “Chris is passionate about making a difference to build the local economy, community and environment. Being involved with community organisations, including one helping young mums re-engage in education and work, Chris understands the challenges facing young people and families.”
Colin Hampton – Cr Hampton pledged to bring councillors together during his mayoral term. He said the coming 12 months will be vital for Frankston since there will be a state election next year. It will be the second time for Cr Hampton in the mayor’s chair. He was previously mayor in 2008-09.
Wiseman Park Tennis Club in Wolloongong, have purchased their first piece of Replas furniture – a Kimberley seat with their name routed into the top slat. Colin Marshman, President of the tennis club said, “thank you for all your help with our purchase from your company. We are really pleased with our new seat, I have had a lot of positive feedback from the members.” Colin
and the club are looking to include more recycled plastic seats around their club. With minimal maintenance and durability, this recycled-plastic seat will stand the test of time in New South Wales.
Bangerang Park in Corowa, New South Wales, is a hive of activity with many sporting facilities and the main attraction is the Apex Miniature Steam Train. The Apex Miniature Steam Train runs around Bangerang Park Corowa on the first Sunday of the month, weather permitting. Replas recycled plastic seats, benches and picnic settings along with bollards are all throughout the park. The long lasting attributes of the recycled plastic products makes for little to no maintenance. Replas products still look great even many years after the installation. It’s wonderful for visitors and residents in the area to see where their soft plastics are going to, added to this well known park covered in Replas recycled plastic products.
Bass Coast Shire Council have installed new Replas picket fencing by Victoria Replas Pro SR Engineering. The owners in the area are so excited that they now have a fully functioning fence that is made from recycled plastic! Picket fencing that is durable and long lasting will help both Bass Coast Shire Council and residents by keeping this a clean and beautiful area. Low maintenance products like these picket fences will provide long lasting quality for the home owners as well. An incredible job to both Replas Pro SR Engineering and Bass Coast Shire Council for the ‘circular economy’ from taking their local residents plastic waste into something like Replas picket fencing!
Livingstone Shire Council in South East Queensland have chosen Replas once again to replace their old timber signs with new long lasting recycled plastic plank signs. The perfect style for this area, Livingstone Shire Council have installed Replas signs in several parks around this area. As more timber rots there will be more Replas signs and products being encouraged around south east Queensland. These blue plank signs for Beryl Hick Park, Schofield Park, and Brian Dorey Park are the perfect fit and a durable solution to long lasting and low maintenance products.
Check out more information on the Livingstone Shire Council just here.
On Thursday, 7th of December, Shadow Minister for Environment, Nick Wakeling and Member of Parliament for Western Victoria, Joshua Morris, visited CEO Mark McClafferty, Director Russel Muller, and Production Manager James Ramsdale at the Replas Head Office in Ballarat. Nick and Joshua were looking forward to discussing the current issues with plastic use on the rise and the need to create a sustainable community that reduces, re-uses, and recycles plastic. All agreed that everyone touches plastic, and all must be more accountable and responsible if we are to drive demand for recycled plastic products. Mark McClafferty stated, “by re-thinking your selection and procurement to recycled plastic products, you become the true recycler.”
Nick and Joshua are advocates for environmental change here in Victoria. By meeting with the staff of the leading technology company for recycled plastic, Replas, they both want to bring to the forefront the opportunities waste management and recycled plastic has on Victorian citizens.
For more than 28 years the plastic recycling company has produced a range of over 200 products and has grown to become Australia’s leading plastic product manufacturers. Thus, Replas has since developed world leading technologies at our plastic recycling centre to reprocess Australia’s waste into robust recycled plastic products for outdoor use. As a result, these products offer an ethical alternative to the unnecessary use of virgin materials and provide long-lasting advantages to customers.
Even more, Replas is committed to reducing the amount of plastic currently going to landfill. Because of this, we support the community’s household recycling efforts by taking plastic waste from curbside collections and utilizing it to create products which can then be enjoyed by the community within their schools, parks and towns. Also, we are proud to partner with many Australian companies; such as Coles, who have taken responsibility for the plastic waste they create. Finally, Replas assists them in reducing their environmental impact by ensuring their plastic waste is recycled and reused within Australia.
The Future of Replas Recycled Plastic
Above all, recycling plastic not only reduces the amount of waste going to landfill, but it also eliminates the need to use precious natural resources. Thus, human ingenuity has produced plastic. Replas believes the same ingenuity will produce solutions to using and reusing these products in a sustainable way. In addition, by recycling a range of plastics, Replas strongly believes it is playing its part towards creating a better environment for the future.