Royce Water Technologies Replace Materials With Durable, Sustainable Recycled Plastic Sheeting From Replas

Royce Water Technologies were looking for a more sustainable option for the fabrication of their water moving aerators. In their search for using a recycled material, they came across the Sheeting material from Replas. "We chose Replas products for several reasons, it's a sustainable product, quality product, supplied in a timely manner and the best [...]

lululemon Buy Back Their Soft Plastic Packaging With Replas Furniture For Their Distribution Centre

On Tuesday, the 26th of May, Replas delivered recycled plastic furniture pieces to the lululemon Distribution Centre in Derrimut, Victoria. The furniture included the new Laguna Lounges, an Ecopod and an Edenbrook Setting. lululemon is part of the Red Group program, they collect their plastic packaging around their clothing garments to then be made into [...]

100% Post Consumer Cardboard Box Holders Fabricated by Replas Showcased at Coles

"Have a box on us. This unit is made from 100% post-consumer plastics." Replas has fabricated a new, 100% post consumer cardboard box holder for the new Coles Local Supermarket in Glenferrie, Victoria. This new sheeting is made from 70% coloured bottles collected through household kerbside recycling and 30% soft plastics collected from Coles supermarkets [...]

Allambie Public School Continues To Improve Grounds With Retro Fitted Profiles for Furniture Settings

Allambie Public School in New South Wales continues with further improvements to their outdoor area with retro fitting of Replas profiles to their furniture settings. In keeping with the schools push for the use of sustainable, recycled plastic products, the profiles have replaced rotting timber slats. With minimal maintenance and the benefits of no rotting [...]

City of Casey Return Old Bollards To Be Re-Recycled Back Into New Replas Products

City of Casey in Victoria have returned older Replas bollards to the factory to be re-recycled after taking the time to clean our the concrete. Off-cuts, damaged goods and alike can be sent back to Replas, melted down and used to create more sustainable products to be re-distributed back into the community. Products that reach [...]

PepsiCo USA Visits the Replas Environmental Centre To Discuss The Pull Through Effect of Recycled Plastic Products

On Wednesday, the 11th of March, Bianca Agius, Head of Corporate Affairs, and Simon Lowden, Global Chief Sustainability Officer, from PepsiCo USA visited the Replas Environmental Centre with Managing Director Mark Jacobsen, Red Group Director, Elizabeth Kasell and Replas Chairman, Des Benjamin. This comes just days after PepsiCo pledges $650,000 to help Clean Up Australia, [...]

Campbelltown City Council SA Install Post and Rail Fencing Using Recycled Plastic Bollards from Replas

Campbelltown City Council in South Australia were looking for a cost effective way to replace the old treated pine barriers along the Fourth Creek catchment as part of the city beautification works. Replas Post and Rail Fencing, using 125 mm bollards, were used to replace the existing installation. Nearly 200 metres of this post and [...]

Replas Invests Heavily to Make an Impact on The Current Soft Plastic Waste Crisis

On Monday, February 17th 2020, Sustainability Victoria met at the Replas Ballarat Facility to inspect equipment as part of the final stages of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund grant they have awarded to Replas. Nick Bailey, Dale Beckham and Emily Newton of Sustainability Victoria were shown around the Replas facility by Managing Directors Mark Jacobsen [...]

Coles Head Office Take Replas Environmental Centre Tour To Discuss Recycled Plastic Products

On Wednesday, February 12th, Coles Head Office took a tour through the Replas Environmental Centre with Managing Director Mark Jacobsen. Coles and Replas aim to implement recycled plastic products throughout their stores, creating a home for soft plastic packaging from the REDcycle program. Tara Hogarth, Fiona Llyod and associates saw Replas products up close, between [...]

Replas and RED Group Attend Fostering Waste Warriors Professional Development Day at City of Darebin

On Friday, 17th of August 2018, Replas and RED Group visited the Fostering Waste Warriors at City of Darebin Playspace. The session focused on 'war on waste' and fostering a generation of 'waste warriors.' At the event, there was a composting workshop from Sam Green, Darebin Environmental Education and Promotions Officer, a waste presentation fro [...]

Replas Attends Bathurst Sustainability Expo With Special Guest War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel

Replas was invited by Bathurst City Council to be part of the Bathurst Sustainability Expo in early 2019. With a big crowd in attendance, there was also a big interest in the Replas stand with New South Wales Territory Manager, David Watts. Education was key at this event as the public showed enormous interest in [...]

Replas Increases The Amount Of Soft Plastic Packaging Going Into Products

From December 2019, Replas will be adding more of the most problematic waste stream, soft plastic packaging collected at Coles and Woolworths, into our products. A greater percentage can be added to black products, which includes our bollards, profiles and furniture supports. Small particles of material will be slightly visible on the surface (see images [...]

Replas Speaks To Honorary Trevor Evans MP at SPE Plastics and Waste Conference 2019

At the 2019 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Plastics and Waste Conference, Replas had the opportunity to chat to the Honorary Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management in Brisbane. Mark Jacobsen, Sales and Marketing Director at Replas, spoke with Trevor at the conference aptly named ‘The Future of Plastics and [...]

Surfing SA Use Recycled Plastic Sheeting To Create Handplanes For Kids Cleaning Up The Beach

On Sunday 17th November 2019, as part of a local Christmas Pageant, Surfing South Australia encouraged young people to help clean up local beaches by picking up rubbish and trading it in for a ‘handplane’ made from Post Consumer Recycled Sheeting. A ‘handplane’ is a small surfboard used for body surfing and is a great [...]

Replas Environmental Centre Held a Free Tour During National Recycling Week 2019

On Thursday, November 14th, Replas held a free Replas Environmental Centre tour apart of National Recycling Week. Companies, business men and women, along with parents, kids and teachers all attended the free tour to learn more about recycling and recycled plastic products from Replas. The REC starts with a tour through 'The Tunnel' to educate [...]

Woolworths Takes A Replas Environmental Centre Tour To Discuss Products and Circular Economy

On the 12th of November, Peter Bruce, General Manager Woolies 360, visited the Replas Environmental Centre. During the tour, Peter discussed with Mark Jacobsen, Sales and Marketing Director, and Des Benjamin, Chairman, about the Circular Economy and creating a demand for recycled plastic products. "The tide is turning" explains Mark, more and more corporate companies [...]

Kellogg’s Head Office Tour The Replas Environmental Centre For Circular Economy Discussion

On the 7th of November, members of Kellogg's head office flew down from Sydney to tour the Replas Environmental Centre with Sales and Marketing Director of Replas, Mark Jacobsen and Director of REDgroup, Liz Kasell. During this tour, the Kellogg's team discussed the Circular Economy and how they can help drive demand through their Nutri-Grain [...]

Replas Makes Presentation And Meets City of Canning Councillor During PLA 2019 Conference

Replas Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Jacobsen, made a presentation at the 2019 Parks and Leisure Australia Conference of Replas case studies around innovative, Circular Economy installations and work around parks in Australia. Mark and Scott Herbert, Western Australia Replas Distributor, also met up with Councillor of City of Canning, Sara Saberi, and Parks Conservation [...]

Simplot Contributes To The Circular Economy By Buying Back Recycled Plastic Products

"Simplot visited Replas and saw the great work turning plastic material that traditionally went to landfill but are now recycled into reusable and practical products," explains Anthony Mee, Safety, Health, Environment and Well-being Manager at Simplot Australia. "Our factory saw an opportunity to buy back some of the plastic that may very well may have [...]

SunRice Team Tours The Replas Environmental Centre And Recycled Plastic Products

On Monday, September 2nd, the SunRice team came to the Replas Environmental Centre to tour the Replas facility and products. Dave Hansen, Global Head of Quality R&D, Lynette Ryan, Head of Sustainability and Andrew Condell, Head of Operations, took the tour with Mark Jacobsen, Sales and Marketing Director, and Red Group Founder Elizabeth Kasell. On [...]

Hon Scott Morrison PM Shares Importance Of Turning Waste Into Asphalt, Recycled Plastic Benches and More

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. Find the full transcript here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/doorstop-downer-rosehill-processing-facility   "For every 10,000 ton of materials that we [...]

President of Australian Local Government Association Catch Up With Replas At Roads and Works Conference

President of Australian Local Government Association, David O'Loughlin, caught up with Replas Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Jacobsen, and South Australia State Manager Robbie Westley at the 2019 LGA Roads and Works Conference in Renmark, South Australia. David, Mark and Robbie discussed the importance of the Circular Economy, the current waste industry challenges and creating [...]

Replas Meets With Ben Klaassen of QPWS To Discuss Circular Economy and Social Procurement

At the recent Queensland Rangers Association (QRA) Annual Muster in August 2019, Replas was fortunate enough to spend some time with Ben Klaassen, the Deputy Director/General of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS) at Main Range National Park. Replas Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Jacobsen, and SEQ Territory Manager, Darren White, discussed the Circular Economy [...]

Replas Attends Victorian Waste Management Association Conference 2019

On Tuesday, July 30th, Sales and Marketing Director Mark Jacobsen and Communications Assistant Amanda Mauke attended the 2019 Victorian Waste Management Association State Conference dinner, held at Yarra Valley Lodge, where they had the opportunity to meet incredible people leading the way in sustainability around Victoria. On Wednesday, July 31st, VWMA Conference hosted by Executive [...]

Melbourne Cricket Club Contribute To The Circular Economy

The Environment and Sustainability team led by Vince Macolino, divert their soft plastic merchandise from landfill by ensuring it makes its way to Replas. The ‘Thunder Sticks’ that are used throughout the Big Bash season are used as a percentage of the ingredients that are processed into bollards which the MCC purchase and install around [...]

Settings And Seats Surround The Bull Paddock Sportsground In Snowy Valleys Council NSW

The Bull Paddock Sportsground received a grant from the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund for essential upgrades to a few of their playing fields last February. Located in Snowy Valleys Council, The Bull Paddock is now home to recycled plastic furniture from Replas, Premier Settings and 1.8 m Kimberley Seats. The use of durable, long [...]

Yarra City Council Bring Community Gardening Together With Replas Planter Boxes

"Yarra City Council is committed to sustainability and in the development of a Circular Economy for recovered materials. The Replas products are viewed as a practical working example of how procurement can drive a Circular Economy at the local level," said Joe Agostino, Project Manager at Yarra City Council. Installed on the walk ways in [...]

Grey Daintree Seats Surround Revesby South Public School In New South Wales

Newly installed Daintree seats from Replas have been scattered around Revesby South Public School in New South Wales. Daintree seats have a relaxed slanted back and is readily available in three different sizes and can be custom-made to almost any length, a perfect fit for a school like Revesby South. This installation was complete by [...]

Replas New Zealand Presents at Plastic Ocean Screening

On the 12th of November, Carl Longstaff from Replas New Zealand presented at a Wellington screening of Plastic Oceans. Carl spoke about the soft plastics recycling scheme and how Replas is helping New Zealanders work towards a Circular Economy. Derek Lander from Flight Plastics also presented and focused on the Circular Economy as well. The [...]

Recycled Plastic Benches Used At Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo in Sydney 2018

The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo was held in Darling Harbour NSW the 29th and 30th of August 2018. At this conference, attendees got to test out first hand Replas recycled plastic benches! Andrew Lawson, Event Manager said, "the benches were very well received by the attendees who commented on the fact that they could [...]

Buddy Bench Makes Debut at Illawarra Christian School in New South Wales

Meet the team at Illawarra Christian School that have been working for 18 months to educate students and their families about the dangers of soft-plastic when it enters landfill or ends up in our oceans. The team is called 'plastICS' - Preventing Litter and Stormwater Trash at Illawarra Christian School and is made up of [...]

Cairns Regional Council Bring A Circular Economy To Coastwatcher Park

"Palm Cove, a unique, quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade. Palm Cove is a tropical paradise which provides for all of your needs and ensures your holiday will be one to remember in an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication." Located in Palm Cove Qld, Coastwatcher [...]

The Perfect Circular Economy at Cardwell Main Beach in QLD

When walking along the main beach in Cardwell, QLD you will spot more than just beautiful views. Cassowary Coast Regional Council have Replas bollards, exercise equipment, and beach access walkways installed all along the Cardwell Foreshore Pathway. These recycled plastic products are the forefront of creating a Circular Economy, exactly what Cassowary Coast Regional Council [...]

Recycled Plastic Kingfisher Seat Has Best View In Coffs Harbour NSW

In Coffs Harbour NSW, situated on the Coffs cycle way lies multiple Replas Kingfisher Seats looking out into the water. Many residents cycle, jog, and take walks at this platform boardwalk every morning. The materials chosen for the furniture on the deck is the recycled plastic product, Kingfisher. The Coffs Harbour council chose it for [...]

Recreational Park in Sunshine Coast Installs Replas Brolga Bollards

Long time supporter of a Circular Economy, Sunshine Coast Regional Council understands the importance of purchasing recycled plastic products from Replas becoming the true recycler. A recent installation was at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park in the Pelican Waters. Approximately 140 Brolga bollards (some with reflector mods) were installed - a whopping 1,680 kg of plastic [...]

Picket Fencing Looks Good As New 5 Years Later In Campbelltown NSW

Situated in the south western suburbs of Sydney, Campbelltown City Council contribute to the Circular Economy by being avid Replas supporters. After the soft plastics are collected throughout their municipal through the Red Group and turned into Replas products, they drive the demand for recycled plastic products and become the true recyclers. One of the [...]

Post and Rail Fencing at Beautiful Crescent Head Coastline

A product that will not split, rot, or crack from the sea water environment - Post and Rail fencing has been installed along the coastline at Crescent Head in NSW. Along both Korogora Street and Noongah Terrace, recycled plastic Post and Rail fencing has been used in-between the nature strip. The drop-in distance between the split [...]

Bushland Volunteers In Hornsby Council Relax On Picnic Settings

Hornsby Council, North of Sydney CBD, have installed picnic settings at the Bushlands Operations Department for the volunteers that help the council in various projects. Staff at the department also enjoy the idea of sitting on recycled plastic furniture diverted from landfill. Instead of seeing soft plastics scattered through the bushland, they can do sit [...]

Seats and Settings Galore At Harry Boys Playground In Kempsey NSW

Harry Boys Playground in South Kempsey, NSW, has had a few new installations to provide new facilities fir residents and visitors. This includes a new BBQ and Replas recycled plastic products. The seating and picnic settings have been manufactured out of the soft plastic collected from the RedGroup bins at Coles and Woolworths all across [...]

New ‘CLEAR’ Bollard Makes Debut at City of Casey Bunjil Place

The new 'CLEAR' bollard has made it's debut at the Bunjil Place in Narre Warren with the City of Casey. City of Casey have purchased two of these bollards to be used for their Waste Wise event last weekend at the head office. Over 500 kids were exposed to these products over the weekend, amongst [...]

Crawford Square Includes Recycled Plastic Bollards From Replas in NSW

Recycled plastic bollards have been installed around the whole perimeter of Crawford Square in Casino, New South Wales. These bollards now enable the park to be completely secured, eliminating the risk of vehicles entering – either damaging or vandalizing the skate park/BMX track. The minimal maintenance and durability goes hand in hand with the contemporary [...]

Evans Heads Beach in NSW Filled With Recycled Plastic Products

The main beach in Evans Head, Casino NSW has recycled plastic products everywhere! “We have so much recycled plastic furniture in Evans Head because it can withstand the coastal climate,” said Shannon Wheeler, Junior Engineering Assistant for Richmond Valley Council. “The products don’t age or wither, we have seats, table settings, bike stands, Enduroplank™ viewing [...]

Bond University in QLD Installs Replas Bollards and Wheelstops

On the Gold Coast in Queensland lies Bond University, Australia’s first private non-profit university. Recently they have installed 150mm round green recycled plastic bollards from Replas. These bollards have a chain barrier between the pedestrian walkway and the car park for student and faculty vehicles. Along side these new recycled plastic bollards are hundreds of Replas [...]

Replas Heads To Frankston Business Networking Night 2017

On Tuesday December 11th, Director Mark Jacobsen and VIC Customer Service Rep Chris Smith went to the 2017 Frankston Business Networking Night at Sages Cottage Farm Baxter. At this event, our Replas staff can go and meet like-minded business people, establish relationships, grow the business, and network with people in the Greater Frankston area. On [...]

Picket Fencing Installed By SR Excavations at Bass Coast Shire Council

Bass Coast Shire Council have installed new Replas picket fencing by Victoria Replas Pro SR Excavations. The owners in the area are so excited that they now have a fully functioning fence that is made from recycled plastic! Picket fencing that is durable and long lasting will help both Bass Coast Shire Council and residents [...]

Nick Wakeling Tours the REC to Discuss Sustainable Communities for the Future

Nick Wakeling, Shadow Minister for Environment and State Member for Ferntree Gully, Victoria, met with Replas at the Replas Environmental Center  (REC) in Carrum Downs Victoria. The REC is a learning tour that explains the benefits of using Replas products around communities. With plastic use on the rise and the Chinese National Sword program blocking [...]

12 Year Old Bollards/New Track Marker Signs On Magnetic Island, QLD

Alma Bay Magnetic Island in Queensland is known for it's small but beautiful 150 m beach. Facing east, with two prominent granite headlands running out for 300 m on either side of the beach. This spot now has 8 new recycled plastic Track Marker signs, assisting the public with signage for rest rooms, fishing regulations, [...]

Efficiency Meet Sustainability – Pre-Fabricated Bridge System Installed in Altona, VIC

The first instalment of Replas Pre-Fabricated Bridge System has taken place at Cherry Creek in Altona, Victoria. This bridge was built off site at the Replas factory and relocated on the same day, making it a one-day removal process compared to building on site. Leading to no pedestrian traffic delays and a huge cost saving [...]