Four-legged fun

Dog Agility parks offer a fun way to exercise and socialise your dog. Paul Cooper, Environmental Service Manager at Timaru District Council in NZ explains why they chose recycled plastic when installing a new Dog Park: ‘It was established with a dog owning community that there was a need for a dog park, an area [...]

Sheeting makes a statement

With a little imagination recycled-plastic sheeting can produce spectacular results. Sheeting was used at the Anderson Court Adventure Park in SA to create a range of interesting and vibrant structures. Erica Vidinis, Landscape Architect, Campbelltown City Council, SA, said ‘This Project had a strong environmental focus and Council were committed to using sustainable materials. Replas' [...]

Also New In Bollards

We’ve just added a brand new bollard to our range! The Heritage Bollard combines traditional elegance with modern design. It’s unique hollow construction makes it lightweight and easy to install. It is highly durable and features an in-built collar and decorative routing. To create this level of detail in a wooden bollard would mean a [...]

Did you know?

Waste plastic is being used in Colombia to build houses for the homeless. Oscar Mendez, founder of Concept Plastics wanted to do something about the overwhelming amount of plastic crowding landfill and set about developing a material that could be used to provide decent housing for the homeless. The result is a building block that [...]

Resort Ready

High View Waters Resort in Moama NSW has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the area. With the resort in the final stages of construction it was important to select infrastructure products that were sympathetic to the surrounds. Recycled plastic signage, bollards, wheel stops, marker posts and valve surrounds were chosen by the [...]

Who are the real recyclers?

At the end of another successful year the founder of Repeat Plastics, Mark Yates, asks who are the real recyclers? Is it the consumer who deposits their plastic waste for collection, the contractor that collects the waste, the sorting station or material recycling facility that separates the various products? Perhaps it’s the receiver of the [...]

Get a grip

Building paths and boardwalks in steep locations can present many challenges not least is the need to ensure the walkway provides a safe, slip resistant surface. Steven Rawson from SR Engineering was asked to design a floating deck for the ALDI store in Scoresby, Vic, that would not only meet the Green Star approval, but [...]

Did you know?

Our designers have been busy updating our ever popular furniture collection and have added two brand new additions to the range. Introducing the stylish Brunswick Bar Setting and the luxurious Laguna Lounge. The sleek modern style of both items demonstrate the design possibilities of recycled plastic combined with the low maintenance benefits you know and [...]

It’s a wrap!

A long-time partner in our Hospital Sterile Wrap Recycling program, Western Health was recently announced as a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. The organisation demonstrates their commitment to environmental sustainability by also purchasing products made from their own waste. ‘Purchasing this furniture creates the 'pull-through mechanism' for more plastics to be collected for [...]

This idea floats!

A unique 40-metre floating jetty made almost entirely from recycled products has provided a safer and more accessible solution for the Gove Boat Club in the Northern Territory. Constructed from tyres filled with polyurethane foam, recycled plastic Enduroplank™ was chosen as the ideal material to use for the decking as it needs no painting or [...]

Looking back

In 2016 Replas celebrates 25 years producing recycled plastic products. Despite dealing with chlorinated water on a daily basis, seats installed at the Oak Park Leisure Centre in Victoria in 2008 look brand new. Irene Glavas, Project Architect Capital Works Planning & Delivery at Moreland City Council said, ‘The previous seating was timber. Over the years it had split, decomposed and was a hazard to the public [...]

Did You Know?

While government is called upon to ban plastic shopping bags Victorian based recycling company Replas has found a better way to deal with the problem and they've recruited a new super hero to help spread the message. Captain Replas challenges 'super civilians' to take the tour at Replas Environmental Centre in Carrum Downs, VIC. For more information visit myrec.com.au to [...]

Yes pawlease

Living in an urban environment can be a challenge when it comes to exercising our favourite friends. Dogs in New Zealand have never had it so good thanks to several new dog agility tracks which allow them and their owners to have fun in a safe and stimulating environment. Paul Cooper, Environmental Services Manager at Timaru District Council, said, 'The Dog Agility Track was [...]

Open University

Students at Federation University in Ballarat, Victoria now have access to two innovative structures made from recycled plastic and composite fibre. Officially opened by Dr Paul Fleming the structures incorporate an access bridge and a disability ramp. Dale Boucher, Sustainability Officer, Federation University, said, ‘The new pedestrian bridge and walkway is a good example of product lifecycle. We [...]

Lightening the load

An upgrade to Clive Bridge in New Zealand has cut costs for the council and turned a narrow hazardous footpath into a safer walkway. Using concrete to widen the path would have greatly increased the weight loading on the bridge so the council looked at various alternative materials. Tony Mills, Traffic Engineer, Hastings District Council, NZ said, [...]

Digging Deep

Deep Creek Marina in Moama, NSW, is undergoing an 18 month refurbishment that when complete will feature over 1000 brown recycled-plastic bollards saving the equivalent of more than two million plastic bags from landfill. Stage one of the project was completed in December by Extend Building & Design Pty Ltd and after creating a new [...]

Looking back

In 2016 Replas celebrates 25 years of producing recycled plastic products. Each month we look back at some of our oldest installations and see how they’ve stood the test of time. In 1999 a recycled plastic walkway was installed in Ngilgi Caves in WA. As the cave has a constant humidity level all year round [...]

Did you know?

Instead of an office Kris Kringle, Replas staff chose to contribute to the ‘Its’s in the Bag’ Christmas drive. Staff donated bags and filled them with essential items, such as toiletries which are not readily available to homeless women, and forwarded them to the Share the Dignity Group who support women in crisis. We did [...]

Fun in the sun

Beach fun should be for everyone and to make sure that’s the case at Woodside Beach in Victoria, the Surf Lifesaving Club has installed two wheelchair accessible settings. Terry Ollington, Club President, said, ‘These settings look good and the fact we won’t have to maintain and finally replace them like the last ones means the [...]

Access all areas

At one popular beach in New Zealand, quick and convenient access for surf lifesaving equipment has improved thanks to the addition of a floating ramp made from recycled plastic Enduroplank™. Alex Polglase, Whiritoa Lifeguard Service Patrol Captain, said, ‘When you can rely on your equipment, it means you can concentrate on what matters—people’s safety’. Despite [...]

Walking the talk

New Zealand artist Emma Muirhead has taken unwanted plastic bags into shoes. Emma wanted to highlight the amount of plastic that is discarded each year and says she used, ‘design as a tool to create value and change people’s perception of plastic bags’. Now on display at the Replas Environmental Centre these unique shoes contain [...]

Advantage recycled plastic

Replas is committed to community, sustainability and waste reduction. Supporting Overport Park Tennis Club in Victoria with a donation of two seats was a great way to reward a community that recycles plastic through local supermarkets and Frankston Hospital. The club loved the seats so much that with the assistance of funding from Frankston City [...]

Banyule bans termites

Seven years ago, three termite infested timber bridges were reconstructed by Banyule City Council in Victoria using recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ decking. With no appetite for plastic the white ants have long since moved on. Pat Gardiner, Co-ordinator Roads, Infrastructure, Maintenance, at Banyule City Council, said not only was the initial installation simple, but there is now, [...]

Rotary Club Chatswood

Replas offers complimentary visits to community groups to deliver an interesting and educational presentation on the environment. In August Bert Meyer visited Chatswood Rotary Club. Members were amazed to find out that the soft plastic waste they accumulate can be turned into useful outdoor products. The club said the presentation was, ‘Absolutely fascinating!’ adding, ‘We [...]

Isaac Council

Isaac Regional Council in Queensland has created a fun and vibrant atmosphere at the Dysart Swimming Pool using brightly coloured recycled plastic furniture. Not only does it look stunning, but according to Jarrod Bryant, Manager Landcare and Resource Recovery, the main reason the council chose Replas was because of the, ‘robust nature of the product [...]

The tide is high

Previously, a compacted road base walkway was regularly washed away or buried beneath the sand. Now with the design of a new 90 metre long boardwalk there is enough space underneath to allow water to flow through without affecting the structure. With saltwater corrosion a huge issue, a raised alloy boardwalk was previously chosen as [...]

From snow to surf

From the coolest of climates to the tropical top end recycled plastic handles a variety of conditions with ease. Mt Buller is a popular winter ski destination in Victoria. Across the Resorts’ mountain bike, walking, and cross-country ski trails, timber trail signage has been replaced with recycled plastic—chosen for their durability and environmental benefits. Alison [...]

Step up to summer

Sarina Beach in Mackay, Queensland is set for summer with the addition of five new beach access staircases. Two of the accesses are brand new and three have replaced timber staircases that suffered damage from storms and king tides. Replas Diamond Club Member Matt Stokes from Plants Whitsunday and his team installed the staircases and [...]

Blue Rock on track

The Blue Rock Lake in Gippsland, Victoria, features a walking track which is now clearly marked by a recycled-plastic Plank Sign that blends beautifully into the natural environment. John Crosby, from Tanjil Valley Landcare, said, ‘he was very pleased with the end result,’ adding that he had received, ‘positive comments from the public’.

Ready, seat, go

Walk the Yorke, is a concept developed by the District Council of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia to create a walking experience around 500 kilometres of spectacular cliff, beach, dune and coastal landscape. Not only can walkers appreciate the amazing views, but they will also enjoy a welcome rest on the 20 Beachcomber Seats ordered [...]

We won!

For the second year running Replas has won the Best Environmental Product at Civenex. In 2014 the innovative Brolga Bollard scooped the prize and this year Replas has won with the RE-fit fitness circuit which is made from plastic collected throughout the community. This affordable range of fitness equipment is especially designed for schools, not [...]

Seaport

Built in 2002 from Tasmanian Ironbark, the waterfront boardwalk at Seaport in Launceston, Tasmania had reached the end of its practical life after only 10 years. Even with regular maintenance, the Ironbark could not stand up to the tough climatic conditions of the area. After a very thorough and lengthy selection process, Enduroplank™ decking from [...]