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The Dawn Fraser Baths in Balmain, Sydney, replaced the old timber fenders with recycled plastic large profiles in 2007 Apart from the fact that recycled plastic will last so much longer, the team loves how easy it is to keep clean.

Cleaning takes place monthly during full moon low tide using a scrapper and high powered pressure washer. According to Andrew Beamer, Manager, Dawn Fraser Baths the recycled plastic is, ‘Easier to clean than the material in there before. The end result is really good’.


Inspired by an article they had seen in a previous edition of Recycled Plastic News, Sam Fenney and Wayne Mason from Sorell Council, in Tasmania,  found a novel use for our large profiles when they decided to incorporate them into a fence they were designing for the newly renovated Pioneer Park.

They wanted a solution that was sustainable, long lasting and low-maintenance, but which also looked good. The council had previously used recycled-plastic bollards, from Replas, to define walkways and garden beds in areas which have a harsh marine environment. As a re

The large profiles were mounted horizontally to achieve the striking ranch-style fence. The park was further complemented by recycled-plastic bollards along paths and flowerbeds with recycled-plastic wheel-stops used in the car parks.sult of this experience Sam and Wayne were confident that recycled plastic was the right choice for them.

'I am very impressed with Replas’ products. It is exciting to see plastic waste benefiting the community and is great to be supporting a company that is diverting waste from landfill while saving trees, energy and other natural resources’, Cr Carmel Torenius, Mayor of Sorell Council.

Replas recycled-plastic large profiles are ideal for use as fenders at waterfront locations throughout Australia. They have been created by one of the largest injection moulders, capable of producing high-quality recycled-plastic marine components at an affordable price. The profiles can be made up to a weight of 550 kg, in a range of rectangular sections and have a life expectancy of more than 40 years.