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Specialist training services company Wood Group M&O delivers courses in safety, medical and fire fighting. The company is based at the heart of the New Zealand oil and gas industry in New Plymouth, and their marine training centre is a busy place.



To provide student seating within the area of active training, the company decided that Replas recycled-plastic Lyrebird benches would best serve their needs.

Marine Training Centre Team Leader Liz Smith said the benches were a terrific fit for the area. “These benches are great for the damp environment in our marine training centre. They are sturdy enough to accommodate several students at a time, and are easily moved around when needed,” she said.

Made of recycled-plastic diverted from the landfill, Wood Group M&O’s have installed new seats which will benefit the centre for decades. Not only that, they’re maintenance-free, saving money and time for all involved.

  

With spring grass growth upon them, local authorities are flat out mowing their parks and reserves. In Lower Hutt, a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, the council is safeguarding its young trees by having its contractors use Replas recycled-plastic tree guards. These tree guards are easily installed using the special turf cutter as seen employed below.



For this Hutt Valley crew, it is but a ten minute job to place this simple but effective tree protection that will remain in place for as long as deemed necessary. Once the tree outgrows the need for protection, it's simply a matter of unbolting the stainless steel bracket for reuse of the long-lasting rings time and again.  

  

Two schools in Southland, New Zealand recently installed Replas Wakefield benches with recycled-plastic slats to refurbish their outdoor seating. Now the pupils at Gore's Longford Intermediate School and Invercargill’s Waverley Primary School now have comfortable and attractive new seats to sit on while eating or playing with friends.

Having recycled-plastic in the school teaches the students a valuable lesson in real-life resource sustainability. Recycled-plastic is made from the general waste that students families put in their recycling bins every day. A piece of practical outdoor furniture is a terrific way to encourage families to continue to recycle. Using recycled-plastic can benefit an entire community for years to come.

In managing the architectural design of both projects Invercargill School Support Ltd specified Replas recycled-plastic for our quality metal frames, after considering the best options for refurbishment. While the plastic product’s low-maintenance and longevity were key factors in the decision, the educational aspect is also a significant positive.

In all, the material used to make the recycled-plastic slats on the benches at Longford Intermediate and Waverley Primary have saved 5.76 cubic metres of waste from being dumped in the landfill - a resource reused rather than buried forever.  

  

At Whiritoa Beach just south of Whangamata in New Zealand, Hauraki District Council recently installed ten new beach access signs. They’re made from recycled-plastic, in a bright blue that paves a vibrant path to the beach, perfectly fitting for the coastal vibe of the area.

With routed lettering painted in a contrasting white and the council's logo on attached plaques, these Replas 125mm bollard signs proved the ideal solution for the council. Staff and residents can expect these signs to last for years and years to come.



Our recycled-plastic products promise to last with little to no maintenance. The material will not crack in the sun and sea air, remaining true to its original state.

It was no surprise when Council staff reported back that they post signs were exceptional and the installation was a breeze.

 

In the beautiful but often harsh environment of coastal Southland in New Zealand what better way to signal a welcome to beaches and parkland than with hardy Replas Plank Signs. That’s what the staff of Southland District Council decided when signage at nine of their popular seaside reserves needed replacement. Not only did it fall well inside the budget, but they will also save on future maintenance. 

 

  

When Upper Hutt City Council in New Zealand upgraded the furniture at one of the region’s most popular parks, several recycled plastic Beachcomber seats were installed around the paddling pool.

Council staff chose Beachcomber Seats in bright blue to fit perfectly with the aquatic theme, but they were also impressed with the longevity of the product.

   

 

 

 

Kapiti Coast District Council installed an Enduroplank™ beach access way at Otaki, New Zealand, in 2011. Since then, the council has been keeping a close eye on its performance. Three years on the structure and the quality of the walkway is as good as the day of its installation, surviving all weather. When the council decided to upgrade their public beach access down the coast at Waikanae they had no hesitation in choosing Replas' tried and tested Enduroplank™.

Residents and visitors of the popular west coast beaches no longer have to trek, with difficulty, through the dunes to get to the water. Those with walking difficulties can now get to the beach without complication. At two locations along the foreshore, brown Enduroplank™ planking has been laid to allow easy access from the nearby car parks.

The original pristine Otaki grey structure continues to flourish despite its age. The Kapiti Coast now has a total of 92 lineal metres of strong Enduroplank™ laid, including the Replas profiles utilised to support it. That's approximately 6300 kg of plastic waste saved from landfill. Just think of all of the plastic bags saved in New Zealand, recycled and reinvented to create a long-term sustainable beach access.

  

Despite various products in the outdoor furniture market, sometimes you just can't find something which fulfils all of your specific requirements. Customised design and manufacturing, whilst a viable option, can be relatively expensive. Replas recycled-plastic can be modified to your needs, ultimately creating the perfect, unique product to benefit the area.

Far North District Council wanted to install some Maritime bollards in Paihia, New Zealand, but required a more emphasised maritime theme to suit the laid-back, island setting. The job required a row of posts supporting a continuous stretch of chain, which meant drilling the the quantity required to specification. Replas was more than happy to oblige, creating a modified product that the council and the community could be proud of.

Recycled-plastic is made for modification and can be re-worked in the same manner as timber but with the added low-maintenance benefit. These bollards won't split, splinter or rot. The visual barrier will remain its colour and quality for years to come without ever needing painting. If you're struggling to find the outdoor furniture you're after, a chat to Replas could create an incredible solution with a positive impact on the environment.

At a primary school where children are constantly running around, safety is of upmost importance. At the Adventure Primary School in Whitby, New Zealand, new Replas' speed humps have been installed. This has greatly reduced the hazard of using the busy school driveway and car park and keeps drivers alert. Parents, staff and visitors can now easily observe and abide by the speed restrictions in place.

Easily installed over layers of bitumen and concrete, the bright yellow recycled-plastic speed humps refuse to be missed. Adventure School staff and community can now be more relaxed about the danger of vehicles on school grounds. The robust humps will withstand for a long time to come, keeping your children safe.

Enduroplank™ beach access was installed at Otaki back in 2011. Since then, Kapiti Coast District Council has been keeping an eye on how the product is fairing. Three years on the structure is still impeccable, despite the weather it's been subject to. When the council decided to improve public beach access down the coast at Waikanae, reliable Replas was the first choice.

Visitors of the west coast beaches no longer have to trek through the dunes to get there. At two spots on the foreshore, the Enduroplank™ allows easy access to the car parks. The original structure continues to look brand new, proving the longevity of recycled-plastic. The Kapiti Coast has saved 540 kilograms of plastic waste from landfill. These unique sustainable access points will be around for the long-term.