Product Stewardship

Replas is proud to partner with Red Group, the REDcycle program, and our brand owners for strong product stewardship. As industry leaders, they acknowledge our vision of creating useful products out of the most problematic plastic, soft plastic. They are accepting responsibility and accountability by buying back their waste through sustainable procurement with recycled plastic products from Replas. As champions in the Circular Economy, they lead the way in closing the loop and becoming the true recyclers.

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For nearly ten years Coles has been participants of the REDcycle program, and thanks to their enthusiastic customers, they have now diverted more than a billion pieces of soft plastics from landfill. Through continually purchasing back their waste in the form of recycled plastic products from Replas, Coles have truly shown their commitment to sustainability.

In the past twelve months, Woolworths have saved over 1378 tonnes or approx 10,600 shopping trolleys of soft plastics through its in-store RedCycle program.Woolworths has partnered with REDcycle and Replas to divert waste from landfill and has bought back recycled plastic seating for their supermarket stores Australia wide. They have continually showed their commitment to the Circular Economy by creating the demand for recycled plastic products.

Australia Post is committed to sustainable packaging solutions, constantly exploring more sustainable alternatives for their packaging, and working with customers to manage packaging when it’s ready to be disposed of. They’ve formed a partnership with the REDcycle Program to make plastic satchels fully recyclable. They have also purchased recycled plastic Premier Settings with board game inserts for their staff in Pinkenba, Queensland.

SunRice has included the REDcycle logo on its packaging since the organisation began in 2012. They have assessed all current Australian SunRice packaging formats through the APCO labelling PREP tool which found that 99.9% are able to be recycled through REDcycle. In 2020, SunRice purchased a recycled plastic Beachcomber from Replas as a dedication to one of their site services employees.

The vision at lululemon AU is “we want to be a model for community-led sustainability by inspiring and engaging leaders to imagine and achieve the possible and impossible.” lululuemon have been avid supports and partners of the Red Group program by purchasing back recycled plastic products. In 2020, they purchased Replas furniture for their Distribution Centre in Victoria.

MARS has launched a ‘Generation Plan’ in 2017 with an initial $1 billion investment, to curb their environmental impact and help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives today and into the future. As Red Group partners, they have donated funds to local councils for dog parks that include recycled plastic furniture and dog agility, from Replas, including a ‘dog haven’ in Albury City Council.

Simplot is a founding signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), seeking to minimise the environmental impacts arising from the disposal of used packaging and facilitate the re-use and recycling of used packaging materialsSimplot, like Australia Post, have installed multiple recycled plastic settings and benches from Replas for their staff to enjoy in an outdoor environment.

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCG) adheres to five key guiding principles to continually improve its performance in waste management by, reducing un-recyclable waste, reused materials where possible, promote recycling, education and use landfill as a last resort. With this in mind, they have bought back Replas recycled plastic bollards around the stadium to create a Circular Economy.

Stakeholders of The Circular Economy 

Environmentally Friendly

Replas’ plastic recycling leads to low maintenance products that are designed to last. Recycled plastic is resistant to termites, microorganisms and moisture, and will never split, rot, crack or need painting. Through the REDcycle Program Replas is proud to partner with companies, such as Coles and Woolworths, who have taken responsibility for the plastic waste they create. The soft plastic material collected through the program can be recycled by Replas and turned into products designed for outdoor use within the community.

Replas Environmental Statement

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.