Snowy Monaro Regional Council Donates Buddy Bench In Local School Competition

In 2018, Snowy Monaro Regional Council in New South Wales asked primary students in the Bombala and Delegate areas to produce artwork which would encourage the community to reduce waste and increase recycling. Students could either draw or paint a design that would help to spread the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. "The successful [...]

Hornsby Shire Council Community Recycling Centre Educates With Recycled Plastic Products

Hornsby Shire Council in New South Wales has taken educating into their own hands by having a recycled plastic CLEAR Bollard and Kingfisher seat from Replas at their Recycling Centre in Thornleigh. Located in the drop off area for soft plastics, this is an excellent initiative by the council that encourages people to ask questions [...]

Fairbairn Park Ramps Up Recycled Plastic Decking With New Swale Bridge Install

Replas Pro SR Engineering recently installed a recycled plastic decking swale bridge for Moonee Valley City Council in Victoria. The Enduroplank™ structure, with composite fibre and recycled plastic profile kick rails, gives visitors of Fairbairn Park a less muddy route from the car park to the field to the multi purpose pavilion. Recycled plastic Enduroplank™ [...]

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 [...]

Floating Pathway at Kyeemagh Beach NSW Installed With Recycled Plastic Decking

From hot sand to recycled plastic decking, Kyeemagh Beach in New South Wales now has a floating pathway to the beautiful beach front made from Replas decking, Enduroplank™. Installed by Replas Pro Enterprise Landscapes, the Soil Conservation Services of NSW had this floating pathway installed for Bayside Council. "Due to its longevity, Replas products hold [...]

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 [...]

Wallsend Public School

After deciding that their old and degraded wooden picnic tables needed replacing, Wallsend Public School saw the perfect chance to practice what they preach and install 6 new recycled plastic settings. They found purchasing Replas products a good opportunity to discuss with students about recycling and products that can be made from recycled material. “We [...]

Lush Cosmetics Prove Their Efforts of Sustainability and Environmental Footprint

Lush Cosmetics are widely known as a 100% vegetarian, ethical buying, animal test fighting, handmade, naked packaging products. Because of their strong sustainable and environmental ethics, they have recently installed two Lyrebird benches from Replas, made from recycled soft plastics. "We had a need for outdoor seating for our staff and with anything we purchase, [...]

Recycled Plastic Products Surround Jells Park Reserve in VIC

"Jells Park has many barbecue and picnic areas. Relax under the shade of the Pines, enjoy the lake views at the Elms, or watch the children enjoying the playground at Stringybark or Yabbie Hill. Please remember to take home all your rubbish for sorting and recycling." Avid recyclers, Dandenong Valley Parklands have installed trackmarker and [...]

Aboriginal Park Uses Recycled Plastic for Boomerang Playground in PTLALC

"Purfleet/Taree Local Aboriginal Land Council (PTLALC) acknowledges the traditional custodians of our boundaries. The Biripi, we pay our respects to elders past and present." PTLALC has installed a playground area in Purfleet NSW shaped like a boomerang out of Replas recycled plastic garden panels. Using recycled plastic garden panels is a great asset to 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 [...]

Maroondah City Council Soccer Club Home To Replas Furniture

Installed years ago in Maroondah City Council are older settings, early versions of our Modular Bench, Wheelchair Access Settings, seats, and a bubbler tap bollard at Croydon Soccer Club. The long lasting quality of Replas recycled plastic products will out last the timber and steel competitors - with not rotting, splitting, or cracking. With easy [...]

15 Year Old Benches: Little Maintenance Looking Like New!

Marrickville Council, now known as Inner West Council - installed many surface mount bench seats over 15 years ago! The 3.6m long benches have been secured to a concrete bench at a very popular cricket oval, Petersham Oval. Visitors to the cricket events have a great viewing spot and can relax when sitting on recycled [...]

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group Meeting With Replas

On April 17th Replas Victorian Territory Manager Kelvin went to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Meeting at the Princes Hill Tennis Club in Parkville. This location has 1 of the 4 exercise equipment around Princes Park. This site was decided on by the Melbourne City Council who also attended the group session. They were [...]

Using Recycled Plastic Profiles For Bench Area At Bus Depot

Using recycled plastic profiles from Replas to make custom bench seating at Carina Bus Depot is exactly what Callan from CL Kitchens and Cabinetry did! A few other installations across Australia have used profiles as seating in wet areas like Aquatic Centres. In this case, it was Carina Bus Depot in Queensland used for clothes, [...]

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 [...]

Riverside Park Upgrades To Accommodate The Growing Visitors

Kempsey is on the Mid North Coast of NSW, the region is blessed with gorgeous, uncrowded beaches and spectacular wilderness such as Hat Head National Park. A legend of Australian country music, Slim Dusty, is honoured in Kempsey, less than five hours’ drive north of Sydney. Riverside Park is situated on the banks of the [...]

Productive Discussions About The Circular Economy At Replas Head Office Ballarat

On Thursday, 7th of December, Shadow Minister for Environment, Nick Wakeling and Member of Parliament for Western Victoria, Joshua Morris, visited CEO Mark McClafferty, Director Russel Muller, and Production Manager James Ramsdale at the Replas Head Office in Ballarat. Nick and Joshua were looking forward to discussing the current issues with plastic use on the [...]

Seahaven Park in Queensland Installs Brolga Bollards in New Development

Located less than 2 kilometres from the the beautiful Lammermoor Beach is Seahaven, is a new development in Livingstone Shire Council, QLD. Since they pride themselves on being idyllic, nature-enveloped lifestyle, they have recently installed Replas recycled plastic products in their Seahaven Park. New Brolga Bollards have been installed in this area, adding to the [...]

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Waste plastic is being used in Colombia to build houses for the homeless. Oscar Mendez, founder of Concept Plastics wanted to do something about the overwhelming amount of plastic crowding landfill and set about developing a material that could be used to provide decent housing for the homeless. The result is a building block that [...]

Who are the real recyclers?

At the end of another successful year the founder of Repeat Plastics, Mark Yates, asks who are the real recyclers? Is it the consumer who deposits their plastic waste for collection, the contractor that collects the waste, the sorting station or material recycling facility that separates the various products? Perhaps it’s the receiver of the [...]

Wall-mounted benches infinitely fit for purpose’

When the owners of Nfinite Fitness centre refurbished the Men’s & Women’s changing rooms at their gym in Napier, New Zealand, they chose recycled plastic wall-mounted benches with black slats. Recognising the longevity of recycled plastic, its ease of cleaning and the sustainability message it sends to all who sit on it, In weighing up [...]

A classic example of closed-loop recycling

In Victoria, the Western Health Environmental Management Roadmap 2015-2020 sets out environmental leadership across the healthcare group. It is a far-reaching strategy supported by 50 local sustainability action plans in departments and clinical areas. One great initiative implemented by the Western Health Environmental Management Team was the recycling of sterile wrap for manufacture of functional [...]

Furnishing a significant site of remembrance

At the ANZAC Memorial monument at Wisemans Ferry, NSW, recycled plastic Maritime bollards feature prominently on the landscaped grounds. The local community has taken a distinctly green approach to maintaining this important site, with Replas bench seats also installed. The material in each maritime bollard is equivalent to 2,500 plastic bags and each bench seat [...]

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 [...]

Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme has momentum

New Zealand’s soft plastic recycling scheme had its first regional launch in Auckland last November. Since then it has spread to Hamilton and Christchurch with incredible public/private partnership backing, and more centres will follow shortly. Now supermarket and big-box retail shoppers can return their soft plastics – ‘those you can scrunch in your hand’ – [...]

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While government is called upon to ban plastic shopping bags Victorian based recycling company Replas has found a better way to deal with the problem and they've recruited a new super hero to help spread the message. Captain Replas challenges 'super civilians' to take the tour at Replas Environmental Centre in Carrum Downs, VIC. For more information visit myrec.com.au to [...]

PGM has recycling in the box

Electronic waste from televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices is the fastest growing waste stream in Australia, putting pressure on waste management infrastructure and the environment. Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lisa Neville visited PGM Refiners in South-East Melbourne in January to launch Australia’s first automated electronic waste processing system, which will significantly improve Victoria’s e-waste [...]

Attending KESAB Waste and Sustainability Expo 2015

It was a busy time for our South Australian representatives Jess and Jane when they participated in the Expo at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on 13th November 2015.  The trade exhibition aspect was a first for KESAB and a success for  exhibitors and delegation members alike. Replas sponsored the Awards function, at which the town of [...]

School Seats Makeover

Wheelers Hill Primary School recently contacted Replas to see how they could help with their faded and rotting timber seats. Replas not wanting to shy away from a challenge found the perfect solution-65mm x 95mm profiles that have been a fantastic addition to the school playground. The installation of the slats was both remarkably quick [...]

Blue is the Seat Colour at Nelson Intermediate,

At Nelson Intermediate School in New Zealand, the swimming pool changing room seating was well past its use-by date. Seeing our wall-mounted seating online, the school principal made contact with NZ distributor Metal Art, and before you could say ‘recycled plastic’, the pool was sporting bright new blue benches. The attractive colour was just right [...]

Celebrating World Environment Day in the Scenic Rim Region

World Environment Day celebrates all things that relate to living a more sustainable existence on our planet. What better way to do this than by demonstrating recycling at its best and talking to communities about the benefits of using Replas products manufactured from plastic waste. That’s what our Queensland staff did this year, when  they [...]

Giving Speedsters the Hump in Maitland Park

Replas speed humps are an easy-to-install and very visible means of controlling traffic in parks and public driveways.  Maitland City Council recently installed a series of yellow speed humps  in the thoroughfares at Maitland Park, after speeding vehicles became an issue. Effective in reducing speeds in such areas, these speed humps are made from durable [...]

Burning energy, the healthy and sustainable way

The students of Flinders Christian Community College in Victoria love their physical education, as shown in these pictures of them enjoying their all-new RE-fit equipment.  RE-fit is an affordable range of fitness equipment that   encourages a healthy community and helps the environment at the same time. As RE-fit is made using recycled plastic components, it [...]

Knowing Recycled Plastic Inside Out: Replas partners with Monash University

Earlier in 2015 Replas representative Mark Jacobsen visited the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University Clayton Campus, to investigate opportunities around the science of recycled plastic. As a leader in recycled plastic manufacturing processes, Replas is at the forefront of industry best practice, and that requires a full understanding of material behaviour and testing [...]

Good information and clear instructions using recycled plastic signs

Mudgee, NSW is one of many regional communities to have embraced recycled-plastic products. There the Mid-Western Regional Council has installed Replas plank signs to identify its parks and reserves, and 145mm square bollards with plaques that provide information and rules of park use.  Recycled plastic is the ideal material to use in the Country environment, [...]

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What's old is new again! With growing demand for Replas products we could buy new machinery, but we prefer to recycle older equipment saving it from landfill. Replas—we take recycling seriously ‘It doesn’t look much now but after we refurbish all of the moving components, add the latest technology in energy efficient motors, install our [...]

We won!

For the second year running Replas has won the Best Environmental Product at Civenex. In 2014 the innovative Brolga Bollard scooped the prize and this year Replas has won with the RE-fit fitness circuit which is made from plastic collected throughout the community. This affordable range of fitness equipment is especially designed for schools, not [...]

New Zealand schools embrace recycled-plastic

Two schools in Southland, New Zealand recently installed Replas Wakefield benches with recycled-plastic slats to refurbish their outdoor seating. Now the pupils at Gore's Longford Intermediate School and Invercargill’s Waverley Primary School now have comfortable and attractive new seats to sit on while eating or playing with friends. Having recycled-plastic in the school teaches the [...]

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 [...]

City of bollards

The City of Greater Bendigo is committed to creating a legacy that their community can be proud of. As a result, the council has been constantly upgrading their bollard boundaries around various facilitates over the last several years. Each bollard installed saves 2,500 plastic bags from landfill. Bendigo is instilling change for the good of [...]