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 attend their Tuesday luncheon meeting recently, Sydney-based Bert Meyer took the opportunity to speak about recycled plastic. Bert spent an enjoyable and informative 30 minutes talking to members about all the useful and cost-effective products that waste plastic can turn into. Many members were taken somewhat by surprise when Bert showed a photo of the recycled plastic seating at Taronga Zoo’s bird aviary. Especially as it has been right in the community’s back yard all along! This installation used 3.6 m lengths of Replas  90 mm x 40 mm recycled plastic profiles in grey.

 

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.

Membership of the club has increased in recent months, and the facilities can take their share of credit for that. The decking installation has made a big difference to members’ social space, with the vibrant Trex® colours and effective use of different shades making the new area an eye-pleasing experience for all who visit. Trex® is playing an important part in this community gathering place where good sport and good fellowship are in equal supply.

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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 up and down, or general exercises.

In total there are five Exersite™ sets along the Brighton-Le-Sands foreshore on General Holmes Drive, just south of Sydney Airport. The recycled plastic products are as popular as they’ve ever been with users. They’re also liked by council staff, who now work for Bayside Council following the 2016 local government amalgamations.

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 10 years ago we provided the facility with free-standing recycled plastic benches for their change room. With the longevity and low-maintenance qualities of those proven recycled plastic seats, Replas was the obvious choice for the new installation.

It took just a few hours for the Replas team to fit the Lite n’ Easy lunch area with its new wall-mounted benches, and the end result couldn’t be better all round.

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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 trifecta, separating the boardwalk from the facility’s car and boat trailer parking area.

Patterson River is a man-made waterway created in 1876 to provide drainage from the Dandenong Valley catchment. It as become one of the most popular boating and fishing gateways to Port Phillip. The Parks Victoria facility has four boat ramps and caters for hundreds of boat owners each week, particularly during peak fishing season.

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 in 2012. The design used Replas recycled plastic profiles of differing widths and colours on galvanised framing fabricated by our New Zealand distributor Metal Art. As far as we could tell on our close inspection of their condition, they could have gone in yesterday.

Jackson Street is described as “The funkiest shopping, entertainment and food destination in Greater Wellington”. Its heritage buildings are an important reminder of New Zealand’s colonial beginnings. The very first organised group of European settlers came ashore at nearby Petone Beach in 1840.

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