Gardenvale Primary School has ventured down to Carrum Downs from Brighton East to tour the Replas Environmental Centre (REC). The large group of Grade 6 students went through one of the largest plastic recycling centres in the southern hemisphere, an innovative and interactive learning experience! While going down the tunnel into the ‘Bag Cave’ Gardenvale students learned more about recycling in Australia and the Replas process from turning soft and hard plastics into recycled plastic products. The REC gives these students an opportunity to discover some of the answers to the problems faced by our planet. It is home to a range of companies that have developed alternative solutions to help build a more sustainable future.
With plastic use on the rise, we need to create a sustainable community that reduces, re-uses and recycles plastics. At Replas, we see waste as a valuable resource, and are part of making this world more sustainable. What is the environmental cost in not being involved in the circular economy? By re-thinking your selection and procurement to recycled plastic products, you become the true recycler. Everyone touches plastic and we must be more accountable and responsible if we are to drive demand for recycled plastic products.