Almost 10 years ago, East Gippsland had a bush fire that tore through at such a pace that it took out buildings, livestock and many wildlife and fauna in it’s haze. However, still standing after the fire was put out was the recycled plastic setting from Replas. Michael Oxer, an active member of the East Gippsland Rail Trail Community Group for almost 20 year, has known about Replas for some time – originally highlighted to him by a committee member back in the late 90’s. Michael explains, “the advantage of using Replas products in isolated locations means the volunteer group doesn’t have to spend much time on maintenance.” One of the in-ground Premier Settings were installed after being donated by another community group back in 2007, and remains a great stopping point for travellers. Michael spoke about the powerful image of the Replas setting still standing in the ash,” it is still shared with people today as a remarkable finding after the fire had ripped through the area and left the Replas setting looking better than it had ever looked before.” Recycled plastic Premier Settings 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. And like all recycled plastic products from Replas, there is little maintenance needed with no rotting, spitting or cracking like alternative material. When asked about Michael’s motivation he says, “[it] comes from the desire to create and maintain common areas where we can all enjoy and learn together.”