Sustainability Team at Style Craft Takes a Tour of the Replas Environmental Centre

"A big thank you for taking the time to show us around the Replas showroom and factory yesterday," explained Jacqui Wagar, Sustainability Leader for Style Craft. Jacqui, Tony and Daniel took a tour of the Replas Environmental Centre with Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Jacobsen, during National Recycling Week 2019. The Style Craft team and [...]

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 [...]

AIP Heads To Replas Environmental Centre Alongside 2019 Melbourne Waste Expo Industry Events

The Australian Institute of Packaging came to the Replas Environmental Centre in late October to discover recycled plastic products alongside the 2019 Waste Expo. 15 members of AIP discussed the Circular Economy and what needs to be done in government and local council to create a demand for recycled plastic products. This tour comes alongside [...]

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 [...]

Williamson Community Leadership Program Industry Professionals Visit The Replas Environmental Centre

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 [...]

lululemon Visits The Replas Environmental Centre To Discuss Re-Fit Buy Back

On the 10th of September, lululemon came to the Replas Environmental Centre to discuss future plans of purchasing back recycled plastic products from their waste. Back in 2013, lululemon purchased a Daintree Seat to showcase out the front of their Chapel Street store. Now, lululemon is looking to expand their sustainability and create a home [...]

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 [...]

Leader Of The Opposition, Michael O’Brien, Visits The Replas Environmental Centre

On Sunday, August 25th, the Leader of the Opposition, Michael O'Brien, came to the Replas Environmental Centre to learn more about Replas and recycled plastic products. Taken around the facility by Replas Chairman Des Benjamin and Sales and Marketing Director Mark Jacobsen, the three spoke about the importance of creating the Circular Economy and finding [...]

Simplot Australia Learns More About Replas And What Happens To Soft Plastic

On the 2nd of April, Simplot Australia, Replas and Red Group met at the Replas Environmental Centre for a tour and to see and understand what happens to the soft plastic Simplot produce, that gets recycled. Simplot also had a look at the different products produced through Replas to encourage their engineering teams to be [...]

Surprised Students Take The REC Tour To Learn The Impact Of Plastic Waste

Friday 21st September saw 12 VCE students from Marist-Sion College in Warragul visit the Replas Environmental Centre (REC). Students travelled through the tunnel, surprised to learn about how much plastic ends up in our oceans and the amount of plastic consumed by sea creatures every year. The students discovered the scale of the global plastic [...]

Replas Environmental Centre Welcomes Aspendale Primary School For Tour

On Thursday the 11th of October, Grade 2 students from Aspendale Primary school came to visit the Replas Environmental Centre and thoroughly enjoyed how interactive and visual the exhibits are. The children learnt about what can be recycled and what products can be made out of their waste. They were surprised to learn about how [...]

Gardenvale Primary School Takes A Tour Through The REC

Gardenvale Primary School has ventured down to Carrum Downs from Brighton East to tour the Replas Environmental Centre (REC). The large group of Grade 6 students went through one of the largest plastic recycling centres in the southern hemisphere, an innovative and interactive learning experience! While going down the tunnel into the 'Bag Cave' Gardenvale [...]

AIP Members Take The Tour At Replas Environmental Centre

On Tuesday February 13th, AIP members had the opportunity to walk through the Recycling Environmental Centre at the Replas Sales Office. This gave them the latest information on plastic waste, where it's going, and what everyone can do to help. They walked through 'The Tunnel' which shows and explains where plastic comes from and where [...]

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 Directors Mark Yates and Mark Jacobsen from 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 [...]

1st Cranbourne Joey Scout Enjoy the Recycling Environmental Centre

Hearing about Replas back in September from the 1st Narre Warren scout group, the Cranbourne scout group was very excited to learn what Replas does! "1st Cranbourne had a fantastic time at Replas tonight," said Natalie Kenward, who is part of Scouts Australia. "I have heard from some parents already that Joey Scouts have gone [...]

A big day for an important recycled plastic partnership

Staff at the Replas Environmental Centre at Carrum Downs, Victoria were recently blessed with a visit by Liz Kasell from the Red Group and Kristy Green from Coles Supermarkets. The Red Group and Coles are special partners of Replas in the movement to recycle and reuse plastic packaging. Kristy was making her first visit to [...]

RE-fit for schools

Flinders Christian Community College in Carrum Downs, Victoria, wanted to incorporate recycling into their curriculum. The students visited the Replas Environmental Centre gaining an insight into the recycling of soft plastics into products. Inspired, they set up their own school house based competition to deposit their own soft plastics from home. This was collected by the [...]

Tuff times at the Replas Environmental Centre

Tuff Turf is the largest distributor of synthetic grass in Australia. Directors, Fraser Gehrig and Tanya Hall recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre to see how they can get involved with the latest innovation in school fitness equipment which is made from mixed flexible plastics.  Tuff Turf is excited to become a sponsor for the [...]

Nice save lululemon

Replas works in partnership with sports clothing store lululemon to help reduce the amount of plastic packaging they need to send to landfill. As an ethical company, lululemon is always looking for ways to minimise their impact on the environment. Sara Henshaw, Sustainability and PR manager, recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre to discover more [...]

Time for Change

The SIXAUS Changemakers Festival is a celebration of the great work happening in our community. It is a unique opportunity for businesses, governments, NGOs and social enterprise nationwide to come together to showcase the bold and creative ways they are driving social change. During the festival, the Replas Environmental Centre will open its doors. Take [...]

Sick of painting your deck each year – Relax Replas has you covered!

Brett, one of our hardworking employees from the Replas Resource Centre, in Victoria, recently installed Trex decking at his home. Not only does the Trex deck come with an unbeatable 25 year guarantee not to fade, stain or scratch, but with no ongoing maintenance Brett will have more time to put his feet up and [...]

Hats off to Alan

Replas’ longest serving member of staff, Alan Thomas, recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre (REC) in Carrum Downs, Victoria. Alan has been responsible for building and maintaining some of the machines in our Ballarat facility for over 20 years, close to when it all began for Replas. The spritely 72 year old made the trip [...]

Replas has Trex appeal

The next big trend in home decking has come to Australia. Replas, has been appointed as a distributor of Trex®—America’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products. Trex® decking is manufactured using 95 per cent recycled content – including reclaimed wood and sawdust as well as recycled plastic bags. An alliance with Australia’s largest [...]

Dunn talking

Cr Samantha Dunn from the Yarra Ranges Council, in Victoria, recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre. She was interested in finding out a little more about Replas after a boardwalk made from recycled-plastic was installed in her local area. According to Cr Dunn, ‘Council thinks it is important to purchase sustainable products,’ adding that, ‘Replas [...]

Neil Mitchell visits the Replas Resource Centre

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 [...]

It takes a community

A group of community members, led by staff from the Yarra Ranges Shire Council in Victoria visited the Replas Environmental Centre to learn more about the value of recycling. Graham Brew said, ‘my role is to supervise the waste management services for council and that also includes the education of waste management to the community…and [...]

Tour de force

EnviroCom Australia provides education, training and research services to the public and private sectors. Their Environmental Consultant, Toni Hew, is a regular visitor at the Replas Environmental Centre (REC), leading community groups on tours of the facility. Toni says it is a great opportunity for residents, ‘to find out for themselves the products that can [...]

The force is with us

Alan from G-Force Recycle Management Pty Ltd, visited the Replas Environmental Centre to gain a greater understanding of the benefits of utilising recycled material to create sustainable products. He was excited to see the environmentally-friendly products Replas has to offer and says it has inspired him to play a bigger part in recycling in the [...]

On the table

Darren Harrison and Garnet Radford from Logan City Council in Queensland recently met with Replas director Mark Yates at the Replas Environmental Centre in Victoria. Logan City will be home to the new Replas recycling centre in Queensland and the Business Development executives will assist with the establishment of the facility as well as spreading [...]

Busy bees

The Replas Environmental Centre (REC) has been a hive of activity lately. In one huge day the centre hosted a conference for the Transfer Station Resource Recovery Centre Network with over 25 people attending, representing 18 metropolitan councils across Melbourne. We also welcomed a group of over 60 community members from Maroondah City Council who [...]

Ainslie Parklands Primary visits the REC

Ainslie Parklands Primary School believes in, ‘providing learning opportunities through which our students can connect with nature, investigate environmental issues and develop a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for our planet’. Students recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre to explore the world of recycling. They were delighted to find a range of products that were [...]

360 degrees of solar

The Replas Environmental Centre (REC) provides a space for companies who are passionate about providing sustainable solutions. The centre is pleased to now house the Hei solar light—the most advanced solar light on the market. This 2009 National Design Prize winning light has 360 degrees of solar collectors wrapped around its pole structure, this means [...]