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, [...]

Did you know?

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 [...]

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 [...]

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