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Building a brighter future

Community members just love what Coles, Replas and the RED program are doing for the environment. Send your waste soft plastics to Coles rather than sending it to landfill and help build a brighter future for our children.

When green means 'green'

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.

The green green grass of Dungog

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.

Signed Up for a Sustainable Future!

 

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.

 

A Community Seat

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!’

 

AGFEST PRIZE WINNER

 

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.

 

Clever move by NZ council

 

New Zealand Replas distributor Metal Art has worked with Hutt City Council on many projects over the past few years with great success. When new picnic settings were needed at Avalon Park and the Alicetown Community Centre reserve, Metal Art worked in conjunction with the council to come up with a solution. The addition of chess boards to the new recycled-plastic settings was a clever strategy to ensure these parks attract even more visitors in the future. 

‘The new tables are a great way to encourage families to spend more time at the park. Avalon is what we describe as a ‘destination park. This means it attracts people from across the Wellington region. We want amenities that will give them lots to do when they get here … the Replas table settings are ideal.’ - Judy Robb, Horticultural Manager, Hutt City Council.

Winning School Champions Recycling

 

When a parent at St Michael’s in Bassendean, WA, entered the recent Coles competition and won a Replas seat for their school, little did they know it would cause such a reaction at the school.

The new seat looked so good compared to the rickety old wooden benches surrounding it that the school decided to update the seating outside all of the classrooms.

I looked at the tag on the seat we had won and contacted Replas who were very helpful and accommodating. The 6 new benches I ordered arrived within a few days. They immediately improved the look around the school and created a buzz of excitement amongst the kids and parents as everyone likes to know what happens to their recycling after it is put into the bins. I think it is important that we show everyone the value of recycling and how valuable things can be made from recycled products'. Laurie Bechelli, Principal of St Michael’s, Bassendean, WA.

 

 

Bollard 'Tops' in Darwin

The Darwin City Council has installed Replas bollards in the new Convention Centre precinct on the Darwin waterfront. Recycled-plastic bollards are being used almost exclusively throughout the NT because of their resistance to termites and ability to tolerate the climatic extremes of the Top End.

Shenton Dog Park Refuge

‘The Dogs Refuge Home receives no government funding and so relies solely on community support to fund its operations; therefore, in any purchase we are looking to make sure it is a worthwhile investment. Not only do the seats look great, but they are very comfortable and durable.’ Nerilie Watson, Shenton Park Dog Refuge.

Animal welfare charity, Shenton Dog Park refuge in WA, is concerned with social responsibility issues and they try to do anything they can to support sustainability in their operations.

When they needed to replace some old wooden garden seats, they chose Replas seats not only because they are made from recycled plastic, but because they also had the style they were looking for.