Kraft Foods commitment to a sustainable future

Kraft Foods recently donated some much needed Replas furniture to Westgate Park. Westgate Park is located under the iconic Westgate Bridge when entering into Melbourne, Victoria. The industry-led REDcycle initiative has provided benches and settings for park visitors to rest and enjoy the beautiful Melbourne environment. Kraft food is taking responsibility for recycling plastic packaging, [...]

Flinders College student speaks out about recycling

‘Flinders Christian Community College Carrum Downs is very passionate when it comes to recycling and contributing to the cleanliness of the community, both inside and outside of the campus. Recently, Flinders has created some new programs which have had significant differences on the appearance of the school and the community. One of these is the [...]

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 [...]

How can we help?

Goodman Fielder is Australasia's leading listed food company. Ronda Brookes and Bert Myer from the NSW office recently visited them to see how Replas could help with their recycling program. Replas is always looking at new waste streams. If you have a plastic stream that you feel would fit our system, please submit your details for consideration.

Coles walk the talk

Coles continue to demonstrate their commitment to the environment with a recent visit to the Replas Environmental Centre. Staff were keen to investigate opportunities for incorporating Replas products into their stores and were interested in learning more about what can be achieved through recycling. Coles have already purchased recycled-plastic seats made from plastic collected through [...]

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 [...]

Colin Merritt set to spread the good word in New Zealand

Our NZ distributor Metal Art Ltd is pleased to welcome Colin Merritt to the Kiwi team. After spending the last two years growing the Replas business in Tasmania, Colin has made the move back home across the Tasman. He has taken up responsibility for servicing our northern region market, based in Auckland. Colin is looking forward to [...]

Coles turns green

Congratulations, you’ve cut down on your use of plastic bags by buying ‘green’ bags to use instead. But have you found that lately you’re drowning in ‘green’ bags? If you have visited your local Coles store lately you will know they are trying to do something about this problem. In partnership with Replas, and the [...]

Don’t just sit there!

A group of students from St Brigid’s School in Healesville, Victoria, are helping save the Mountain Pygmy Possum by recycling their plastics to make outdoor furniture. The habitat of the Pygmy Possum is threated by global warming, so Healesville Sanctuary has developed a program to help students make a difference to climate change by taking [...]

Our gift to the planet

Thanks to all the users of Replas products! In 2009 alone, we saved more than 50,000 trees from being cut down! Producing durable products from recycled material uses only a third of the energy required to manufacture products from virgin materials. The icing on the cake is that all our products are virtually maintenance free, [...]

Doing the robot

Replas has recently invested in robotic technology at their Lilydale Research and Development Plant. Two ABB IRB4400 Longreach Robots now carry out operations that were previously an Operational Health and Safety concern. When working with heavy products in large volumes, humans are susceptible to repetitive strain injury. The robots handle this work easily with speed [...]

Green purchasing the way of the future

Congratulations  to Victoria’s Casey City Council for picking up the trophy for ‘Excellence in Green Purchasing’ at the 2009 ECO-Buy Awards. Held at the National Gallery of Victoria on May 20, the ceremony aimed to acknowledge local governments and businesses for their green purchasing programs. The City of Casey has been leading by example for nearly [...]

Mitre 10 launches Replas products at Frankston store

In a world first, Mitre 10’s Frankston store will sell Replas recycled-plastic products, made from its own plastic waste. In conjunction with Replas, Mitre 10 has launched a range of bollards and Enduroplanking™, which will be sold in direct competition to its traditional timber products. ‘We believe that once our customers realise there is a [...]

Your waste at work

Repeat Plastics Australia has recently invested in new equipment and specialised handling procedures to ensure more kerbside plastic waste collection. Items such as ice cream and yoghurt containers can now be collected, resulting in thousands of tonnes of extra plastic being diverted from landfill. By purchasing products made from recycled plastic, councils are demonstrating that [...]

Taronga Park Zoo

In New South Wales, the Taronga Park Zoo operators recently decided to upgrade the arena used for giving demonstrations and lectures on wildlife. The decision was made to replace the rotting timber slats with Replas seat slats, and the results speak for themselves. The area is attractive and long-lasting, and visitors can use the seating [...]

Collingwood seat

Congratulations to Sam Pisano from Premier Cartridge Recycling, who was the successful bidder in the Auction for the Collingwood memorabilia seat. Only 50 recycled plastic seats have been made from the collected Victoria Park waste, and all the profits from these seats will be donated to the Naranga School in Frankston. Students from Naranga have [...]

Swan Hill Expo A Hit!

The critics are out and the Swan Hill “Buy Green Expo“ was a huge success. Most of the credit goes to Julie and her team that had the approach that nothing was to hard.100’s of visitors took time out to visit the green expo which was held at the Swan Hill racecourse. It was pleasing [...]