“The Replas [bench] appealed to us as an Australian-made, innovative, practical and stylish application of re-purposed waste,” said Elea Einstein, Office Manager of the Sydney Offices of Hall & Wilcox Law Firm. “Having a safe, comfortable place to sit and chat is something many of us take for granted, but it’s not available to everyone,” Hall & Oats explains. Their Environment Committee recently bought a recycled plastic wheelchair-accessible Premier Setting and donated it to The Salvation Army Australia Hope Centre in Raymond Terrace, Sydney, where it will be the centrepiece of a new community garden. The Premier Setting from Replas 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. “We got in touch with [Replas] who agreed to come and talk to us about Closing the Loop on recycling. We wanted to share some information with our staff around where our recycling goes and how organisations in Australia are developing techniques for reuse,” said Elea. Like all recycled plastic furniture from Replas, this Premier Setting will not rot, split, crack or ever need painting. The low maintenance aspect gives The Salvation Army a chance to enjoy the area without spending too much on resources for upkeep. The durability and longevity of Replas products allows organisations to enjoy the furniture pieces like new for many years.