On December 4th, Replas was a guest at the ‘War on Waste Movement, educating for a sustainable future’ at the Ballarat Tech School in Ballarat, Victoria. Craig Reucassel, War on Waste Documentary host, was the guest speaker who referenced Replas as a positive change and small solution to a big problem. “The message was focused on the importance of critically evaluating each approach to reducing, reusing and managing our resources,” said The BTS (Ballarat Tech School) Team. “The need to understand the ripple effect of each decision or process made and to consider what is the short-term and long term impact of how we manage waste by considering how science, technology and engineering can assist us,” The BTS Team continued.
The Replas Head Office and Manufacturing Plant is based in Ballarat, creating a buzz around the room and receiving a great amount of engagement, along with a hands on experience with Replas ‘raw material.’ Craig Reucassel advocated for the need for Governments to change legislation to support the management of waste and for them to be bold in the decisions they need to make on waste to energy processes. Mayor Mckintosh was in attendance with some of her fellow councillors, along with local businesses and representatives and students from the majority of the schools who are signed up to the program at the Tech school – led by Federation University. Replas will be working with The BTS Team again in the new year with great success from this event!
“I was pleasantly surprised Replas had the range of equipment when I initially enquired, the [Replas] product is ideal for the project,” said Craig Miller, Project Manager for Frankston City Council on the newly installed Dog Agility equipment at Ballam Park in Frankston VIC. Replas’ recycled plastic Dog Agility Tracks builds trust and confidence between dogs and their handlers, and develops the socialisation skills the local dogs would not normally get. The track at Ballam Park consists of a balance beam, jump through, pooch post, bridge, weave pole, and more! The range of recycled plastic dog agility products from Replas allows well-trained, exercised and stimulated dogs to become a part of the community with local residents or by professional trainers for organised group classes. Other great installations at Ballam Park are the Wheelchair Accessible Premier Settings and Kimberley Seats surrounding the dog park. This allows owners and visitors to keep an eye out for their pooch while taking a rest on the recycled plastic furniture. Craig said, “where possible, it is preferable to use recycled and sustainable products. The council is looking forward to the maintenance free, long lasting and termite resistant recycled plastic product Replas has supplied.” By using recycled plastic products, there will be no splitting, cracking, or rotting in this dog park, allowing dogs and dog owners to enjoy this playful addition to Ballam Park by Frankston City Council for many years to come!
At Tangambalanga Community Centre in Towong Shire Council VIC are rows of Replas recycled plastic bollards. The 125 mm blue bollards are an excellent alternative to timber, providing a rigid, resistant barrier to define the boundary and deter vehicles or pedestrians. These Towong Shire Council bollards are blue, however Replas bollards are available in a variety of configurations and colours, while also having the option to stand alone or be linked via a chain or pipe. Recycled plastic bollards from Replas are robust and will not split, rot, crack, or ever need painting. The bollards surrounding Tangambalanga Community Centre have been installed for many years and still look as good as new! A fantastic environmentally sensitive addition to Towong Shire Council.
“We are really happy with the peninsula table settings we have recently put in. They look really good and the colour works really well with the environment around them,” says Marcy McCallum, Parks Project Manager for Christchurch City Council in New Zealand. Using Replas recycled plastic profiles, Marcy and her team have created table setting on steel frames. “The cafe owner is happy as they are easy for her to keep clean,” continued Marcy. Recycled plastic profiles come in a huge range of colours, widths and lengths and are available in either rectangular or square options. “We only have a very limited furniture renewal budget each year,” says Marcy, “we have been promoting the use of the recycled plastics options wherever we can. I like the peninsula series picnic tables as they are similar to other options we use and we are trying to make sure that any new furniture, particularly table settings, are accessible for people in wheelchairs and we prefer the more modern styles you have,” concluded Marcy. A great addition and alternative to the old rotted timber originally in this space, great job Christchurch City Council!
The Ingkerreke Outstation Resource Centre in Alice Springs, Northern Territory have recently purchased Replas recycled plastic bollards in multiple sizes to be distributed throughout the Aboriginal Town Camps. Darren Moulds, Infrastructure Officer said, “the local town council have installed existing bollards, and we are very happy with this product as it holds up to our harsh temperature’s between 40-45 degrees.” Recycled plastic bollards are an excellent alternative to timber as they provide rigid, resistant barriers to define boundaries, deter vehicles and limit pedestrian access. Replas bollards are robust and will not split, rot, crack or ever need painting – making them exceptionally suitable for environmentally sensitive areas such as Alice Springs. Installed at Hoppy’s Town Camp, these reflective bollards are a a fantastic addition to the Ingkerreke Outstation Resource Centre. “We look forward to dealing with [Replas] in the future,” Darren expressed.
Located in Kosciusko National Park, Long Plain Hut Campground is filled with recycled plastic Premier Settings from Replas. The area is open and grassy with evidence or early settlement throughout the area, with the hut built in 1916, there is also remnants of old sluice miners. It’s a great spot for the active camper, with horse riding, mountain-biking, fishing and walking to choose from. Long Plain Hut is a nicely restored hut on a hillside overlooking Long Plain. There needed to be durable, low maintenance outdoor furniture surrounding the cramping area. Replas’ recycled-plastic Premier Setting offers greater legroom thanks to the clever design of the bench and table supports. The use of a galvanised steel frame means that only two posts are required to support the benches and table. The setting comes in a choice of slat widths depending on style preference and can be adapted to allow wheelchair access. Unlike other outdoor furniture which may need constant maintenance, these recycled-plastic tables and benches will not split, splinter or crack and never need painting. These settings have been installed for over 10 years and still look as good as new, a great addition to both Kosciusko National Park and the Long Plain Hut Campground.