NEWS ARTICLES

Mark Yates of Replas – from rubbish to products
In this 2-part series, I chat with Mark Yates, the founder of Repeat Plastics, now called Replas in one of the most educational and insightful shows we’ve done yet involving the plastics industry.

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Soft plastics recycled to create park infrastructure 
They might look like run-of-the-mill bollards but did you know the sturdy structures at Alexandra Park are made up of thousands of pieces of recycled soft plastic?

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Williamson Community Leadership Program – Leadership Victoria Tours The REC 
On Friday 18th of October the Replas Environmental Centre had a large group of industry professionals attend a tour as part of the Williamson Community Leadership program run by Leadership Victoria. Leadership Victoria exists to inspire, develop and connect exceptional leaders who are driven by personal development and professional excellence and share our passion for creating a better world. 

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison – Turning Waste into Resources
On the 3rd of August, Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Downer site to discuss the recycling of plastics into asphalt for roads. In his statement, Scott Morrison explained the importance of turning waste into asphalt, plastic benches or energy.

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Victorian Waste Management Association
Recycling is the right thing to do, and should be continued regardless of the temporary interruption to Victoria’s waste and recycling network.

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AIP discuss Future of Soft Plastics 
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with SPE, ran a technical dinner for over 120 people in Melbourne in early May (2019) that discussed the Future of Soft Plastics.  

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The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef 
A new park bench, made from thousands of un-used plastic straws, has been unveiled on our Esplanade.  It’s a clever way to recycle this harmful waste, keeping it out of our waterways.

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WAW Handplanes – Beach and Kerbside Collection Waste 
The tide is turning: Entrepreneur turning post-consumer plastic waste into sustainable surf products. 

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Australian Institute of Packaging
The 2018 joint meeting of AIP and Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE).

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ESG Series Event
Feedback from April 2018 ESG Workshop.

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THE DOMINION POST
Soft plastics recycling bins rolled out across Wellington New Zealand.

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WINNEWS
New recycled plastic floating pathway for Yeppoon, Queensland.

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MERIMBULA NEWS
Wheelchair residents of Sapphire Coast can now enjoy all the fun of a day at the beach thanks to the recent installation of a new access ramp at Pambula Beach.

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DANDENONG JOURNAL
Cornish College receives a thank you for its commitment to soft plastic recycling from Sustainability Victoria.

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Coles talks recycling
Coles stores around Australia are helping to reduce the amount of plastic waste going to landfill.

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New Zealand Herald
New Zealand embraces the solution for all those plastic bags.

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ABC News
Eurobodalla beach on NSW far south Coast gets wheelchair access.

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Newcastle Herald
It’s the plastic fantastic invention that has Blacksmiths beach goers walking a more sustainable path.

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New recycling scheme for New Zealand
New recycling scheme for shopping bags and soft plastics launched in Auckland.

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Sean Dostal examines the REDcycle program

Sean Dostal, Director at Honest Grub, takes a look at the REDcycle Program and asks what can and can’t be recycled.

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Coles thanks Kingston
Coles thanks Kingston

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Media Releases

FRANKSTON MAYOR ON RECYCLING

RRC OPENNING

PENINSULA COLES WINNERS

BULKER BAGS

SHOWROOM OPENING

MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS

MARK DREYFUS VISITS REC

NEW ROBOTICS