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 [...]

Replas Talks Recycling and Circular Economy With GREEN Team at Asaleocare Facility

The GREEN Team at Asaleocare, known through well-known brands like Libra, Sorbent, Purex and more, have added composting and a REDcycle soft plastic collection bin to their recycling rounds. Replas was invited along to their facility to talk about recycling and creating a Circular Economy with this recycled material. For over 25 years, Replas has [...]

SunRice Installs Recycled Plastic Beachcomber from Replas Outside Leeton NSW Facility

At the SunRice facility in Leeton, New South Wales, a new recycled plastic SunRice Beachcomber seat has been installed, dedicated to the Site Services Employee David "Leggy" Legge "who always took pride in this site." Lynette Ryan, Head of Sustainability, said "we are really happy with the result and this small step towards Closing the [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mission Complete! Worongary State School Collects Soft Plastic for Buddy Bench

Last year, Worongary State School students were on a mission to collect 12,500 pieces of soft plastic rubbish including chip packets and muesli bar wrappers to earn a Replas Buddy Bench for their school. Just recently, the students have reached their goal and the school has completed the installation of a new junior playground where [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Woolworths Installs Recycled Plastic Seats In Australian Stores

More seats are being installed at Woolworths across Australia containing the soft plastics collected through the RedCycle Program. When customers drop off their recycled soft plastic in the Red Cycle bin, it is then collected by Replas and made into recycled plastic seating! Woolworths is determined to 'Close the Loop' by driving the demand for [...]

The Univresity of Sydney in Canberra Installs New Bollards Out Front

The University of Sydney is one of Australia's largest uni's situated in Canberra ACT. The Building Manager for Raine & Horne, Brian Sheather, stated, "these bollards look great and will no maintenance for years." One of the biggest perks of a Replas product is the low maintenance, especially for a busy university! The 145 mm [...]

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 [...]

War on Waste explained, ‘The Guardian’ gives insight on Replas

Posted Monday, 22 May, 'The Guardian' has published the facts and information about the behind the scenes of Replas, REDcycle, and all things recyclable. In the article you learn how each corporation is doing their part, and what needs to be done. With loop holes in the plastic world, this article is a great way [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Recycling bench mark for Sunshine Hospital

Plastic has become fantastic at Sunshine Hospital. Western Health has teamed with Abel Plastics – the supplier of plastic material used by the hospital – to establish a recycling stream to turn medical plastics into furniture. Recycling partners the Red Group and Replas collected and turned this material including sterile wrap and packaging into four [...]

Our planet is suffering, but Hospitals may have the cure

Our partner the RED Group collects approximately 1.5 tonnes of sterilization wrap and 2.5 tonnes of mixed plastics from 12 Victorian hospitals each week. It is then delivered to us to create products which can be returned to hospitals and the wider community. We can reprocess a range of clean non-infectious material including sterilisation wrap, [...]