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These horse trail markers, located in Burbank, Queensland, Brisbane Koala Bushlands, prove that not only is recycled plastic a better option for the environment but they look fantastic ten years after installation.

Unlike timber products, the custom-made bollard signs require very little maintenance and will keep their appearance rain, hail or shine.

The signs are so good that the trail is going to be extended to incorporate another 30 markers. Giddy-up! 

On the outskirts of Palmerston in the top end of the Northern Territory, Replas 125 mm square green bollards have been used to great effect to define a pathway and restrict vehicle access near a major roadway. Not only do they blend in beautifully with the landscape, but as they are made from waste plastic they also provide a truly 'green' solution.

Replas 125 mm bollards were installed at Dungog, NSW, in 2007. Not only did that mean that waste plastic was saved from landfill, but it has also meant the council made a wise investment in a long-lasting product. The colour has not faded and today they still look as green as the grass that grows softly around them.

The team at Hackham South Primary School in Adelaide, SA, is committed to playing a part in building an environmentally-sustainable future and has installed plenty of Replas recycled-plastic products over the past few years, including furniture, signage, retaining panels, fitness trails and a bridge. The school has been a big advocate for the use of recycled-plastic alternatives to traditional materials and recently circulated a brochure to the local community promoting the fact that due to its environmentally friendly product choices, it has helped to divert nearly 8500 kilos of waste from landfill.

 

Boroondara Council has been using Replas products for several years as they are happy with the product in terms of quality and longevity.

When it came to replacing some timber signs that were in dire need of a refresh Chris Hui, Sustainable Transport Officer at the City of Boroondara, says they chose recycled plastic because, ‘Replas products require less maintenance and have a longer life span than the old fashion wooden signs’.

'Replas provide us with quality products and an excellent level of service. They are always open to new ideas and work with us to meet our requirements'. Chris Hui, Sustainable Transport Officer, the City of Boroondara.

 

Buloke Shire Council, in North-West Victoria, recently purchased some recycled-plastic benches and seats to replace old, weathered seating in Apex Park at Sea Lake.

The council chose Replas products because they wanted to support a locally made product and they believe recycled plastic offers a good alternative to the traditional wooden and steel structures currently on the market.

Ken King, from Buloke Shire Council, says, ‘The seats were easy to assemble and handle,’ adding, ‘We need to think positively about recycling and our environment, even in rural areas such as ours, recycling plastic into park seating and furniture is a positive move’.

It seems our seats are popular throughout Tasmania. Katie Beer, Manager, Devonport community House Assoc. Inc. said, ‘We find the seats very practical and they still look as good as when we purchased them a couple of years ago.  We have had no damage to them at all, which is great news in an area that can attract vandalism.  The garden is often used by elderly locals taking a short cut home and the seats are well used as a resting point for weary legs and arms carrying heavy shopping bags!  Of course children attending the Community Garden also love to put their feet up!’

 

The Community and Early Childhood Development Hub at Bentons Square, Mornington, Victoria, is a busy spot with a Community Centre, Kinder, Connections Uniting Care and Maternal & Child Health Centre. However, there was just one problem— no one could find them!

Kim Sadler, Centre Coordinator, Bentons Square Community Centre, says, ‘We were forever having people go to the shopping centre to locate us, or going into the Kinder looking for the Centre and vice versa’.

The Centre is a community organization which seeks to maintain a sustainable environment and takes every opportunity to use recycled products. They were glad to be able to choose recycled-plastic signage from Replas.

Now there is no longer any confusion about where services are located. Kim says, ‘The signage we have just had installed is clear and concise, looks fabulous, will last forever and sets off our building beautifully. Thank you for being kind to the environment and us Replas!!!’

 

Replas is a regular participant in AGFEST in Tasmania and each year offers a prize of a recycled-plastic seat with the winner choosing a school or organization to be the lucky recipient.

Peter Smith was the winner of the 2011 prize and chose to donate the seat to the centre where his wife Susan is a childcare worker. The seat was formally presented to the centre by Cr Robby Walsh, Mayor of Waratah-Wynyard.

Centre manager Wendy Richards said it was comforting to know the seat would continue to be used for generations to come. ‘We are thrilled to bits Peter and Susan thought to give it to us and we want to say a massive thank you to them, Replas and the Red Group for the seat,’ Wendy Richards, Manager, Wynyard Childcare Centre.