The geothermal environment of New Zealand’s Volcanic Plateau is destructive to building materials. So when recycled plastic was suggested as an alternative to timber and steel bollards, local authorities were understandably wary. A two-year trial was called for, and Replas products passed the test in every way. Now the first significant recycled plastic installation in the region is complete, with 200 125 x 120 mm black bollards placed in and around the Kawerau Skate Park.

In contrast to timber bollards that need to be replaced far too regularly for ratepayer pockets, Replas bollards can be expected to take the heat and the sulphurous ground and air conditions for many years to come.