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New life for a new look

Waste plastic, given a new life when it was turned into outdoor furniture, has now given a brand new look to an outdoor leisure area at Lakes Entrance Secondary College. The area features four Big Benches which are made by Australian company Replas from waste plastic collected throughout the community.

Principal Kevin Dowie said the, ‘seats look great,’ adding that he is, ‘really happy with the result’. The students love using them at morning recess and also to sit and chat during their study breaks.

The College chose recycled-plastic because it is a cost effective material that will last for more than 40 years with minimal up-keep. Importantly it does not contain the harmful chemicals which may exist in timber, providing peace of mind for the school community.

Staff and students can also rest easy knowing the environmentally-friendly furniture has saved the equivalent of 29,000 two-litre milk containers from taking up 5.8 cubic metres of landfill.

The area was designed and constructed by REAL Garden Centre using Replas recycled-plastic furniture which is on display at their yard on the Princes Highway in Kalimna.

  

Before                                                                                                             After

Cherished memories

The students at Bilpin Public School in NSW were less than happy with the timber benches in their weather shed. Fed up with splinters and nails the school knew there had to be a safer and more comfortable solution.

After discovering Replas recycled-plastic benches it didn’t take long before the whole school community was on board. Through parents’, staff and local support, funds were raised to fit out the whole area in benches that matched the blue theme of the school. During a working bee, parents easily installed the benches which were fitted with plaques recognising the community’s donations.

‘The new Replas seating is far better as it does not have nails or screws that work their way out and is more comfortable for the students to sit on all year round.’ Julie Currey, Principal, Bilpin Public School.

We’re speechless!

 

‘I just wanted to express my appreciation to you for your wonderful products. We at Cambridge Primary School have purchased a few of your seats recently and are looking to purchase quite a few more in the near future. I have been a school attendant with C.P.S for over 17 years now and during this time we have had quite a variety of different seating products both wooden and metal but none of them has stood up to the task as effectively as yours!

All other staff and quite a few parents within the school community are very impressed with the style and are equally delighted that they are made from recycled materials!So once again thank you! I look forward to dealing with your company in the future!’ Lawrence Woulleman, Cambridge Primary School, Tasmania.

Aquatic centre awash with recycled plastic

Ian Thorpe will make a splash in the newly opened SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide when he makes his Australian comeback next year. The centre will host the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships, incorporating selection for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

When fitting out the centre they realised they needed a range of custom made seating that was not only functional and brightly coloured, but could also survive in a chemical rich environment without rusting or deteriorating. Over $40 000 worth of recycled-plastic seating from Replas was installed in the $100 million dollar centre.
 

‘Using REPLAS products was the obvious choice bearing in mind the environment they needed to be in, I will only use REPLAS products in all of my pools because they are the only product that will survive the test of time.’ Michelle Young, YMCA.

Port Lincoln signage

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 
Recycled plastic signage and furniture has replaced rotting permapine posts and timber signs along a 13 km scenic walking trail in South Australia.;
 
Nigel Melzner, Manager Community Infrastructure, City of Port Lincoln said, -‘The advantage that the Replas products have over timber products is there is no splintering and no maintenance in oiling or painting. I guess you could say that high maintenance products, and splinters in timber seats are both pains in the backside, and with Replas products we get neither !’ 

'The Replas range of products ticked all the boxes and has enabled us to carry a consistent theme along the whole length of the trail. We are staging the upgrading of the Parnkalla trail and will continue to use Replas products to maintain consistency'  -Nigel Melzner, Manager Community Infrastructure, City of Port

Step into spring

 

Once we feel the first rays of spring sunshine our thoughts turn from winter comfort food to getting in shape for the summer ahead. In Australian we are fortunate enough to have access to some world class fitness facilities to help us on our way—just don’t be surprised if you come across some world class recycled-plastic products while you are there.Ian Thorpe will make a splash in the newly opened SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide when he makes his Australian comeback next year. The centre will host the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships, incorporating selection for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

When fitting out the centre they realised they needed a range of custom made seating that was not only functional and brightly coloured, but could also survive in a chemical rich environment without rusting or deteriorating. Over $40 000 worth of recycled-plastic seating from Replas was installed in the $100 million dollar centre.

‘Using REPLAS products was the obvious choice bearing in mind the environment they needed to be in, I will only use REPLAS products in all of my pools because they are the only product that will survive the test of time’ -Michelle Young, YMCA.

New School Makes Choice of the Future

 

When Bullimbal School in Tamworth, moved to a new school site in May, 2010 they were faced with the prospect of having no outside furniture. Greg O’Sullivan from the school, said, ‘We considered metal, wood and recycled plastic garden furniture,’ adding that in the end, ‘we settled on the Replas recycled plastic furniture’. Greg said it they were swayed by the low maintenance of recycled plastic finding it very affordable when the life expectancy was considered.

'We would be pleased to get more items from Replas and would happily recommend their products to others'. Greg O’Sullivan, Environmental Coordinator, Bullimbal School.

 

Green solution for Blue Pool

Bermagui, in NSW, has two excellent tide-filled swimming pools set among the rocks—one for adults and one for children, known collectively as 'The Blue Pool'. Apart from safety and fresh salt-water, The Blue Pool also offers spectacular views of the coast.

The original staircase was very steep with uneven treads and risers and subject to weed and algal growth which presented a slip hazard to users. To overcome this problem Bega Valley Shire Council decided to fix Enduroplank™ to the top of the concrete step treads, providing greater traction. David Buckley from the council says, ‘the plastic material has proved both less prone to weed growth and much easier to remove any growth that does occur’.

There was only one small picnic table setting servicing the entire pool—an early Replas setting— which David said ‘had withstood the environment extremely well’. This was replaced with four matching Kookaburra picnic tables and bench seats.

Also replaced were the old timber slab bench seats which were narrow, deteriorating and required regular maintenance. Recycled-plastic Kookaburra bench seats now complete the picture.

'The Blue Pool at Bega, NSW, is situated on the ocean foreshore and is subject to extremes of coastal weather and coastal action. We were therefore looking for a material that would withstand these conditions in the long term and require minimal maintenance. We also wanted a product that was functional and stylish. The Replas suite of products met all these requirements.’

David Buckley Federal Infrastructure Projects Project Coordinator, BVSC.

Sitting pretty

While the Beachcomber Bench has been specially designed to complement a beachside theme, it can be easily adapted to suit a variety of situations.

Replas Tasmania worked closely with South Arm Peninsula Residents Association (SAPRA) to design two very special seats honouring the memories of two past residents—Glad Kelly and Ted Bezzant.

SAPRA is very pleased with the seats—each a truly personal and lasting tribute.

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The Port of Fremantle recently installed 40 Beachcombers for their cruise liner passengers. The design was chosen to echo the retro surfboard feel they were looking for. The combined benefits of durability and strength of the seats were also a deciding factor.

Sitting down for the environment

The school was looking at being environmentally friendly and we liked what we sawMark McKenzie, Principal at LeFevre Peninsula Primary School, SA.

LeFevre Peninsula Primary School, SA, has installed a variety of recycled-plastic seating from Replas. Lucky students now have this beautiful outdoor area to enjoy, knowing they are contributing to a healthier environment.