Neil Mitchell visited the Replas Environmental Centre (REC) along with a group of interested residents from Maroondah Council. Neil describes himself as being on a ‘sustainable journey’ and says he first noticed Replas products when visiting the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne.
Part of a community group who committed to reducing their waste by 50 %, Neil and the others implemented simple measures such as taking soft plastics to Coles stores for recycling. Ultimately they reduced their waste by a whopping 81%, proving the power of community action.
Neil said as soon as he heard about the tour to the REC he was keen to come so that he could see the products made as result of his and others recycling efforts. Neil says he was very impressed with what he saw, adding that it, ‘doesn’t make sense to do otherwise’.