"Working with REDcycle since 2011, Coles and its customers have helped collect more than 1.4 billion pieces of soft plastic that have been turned into furniture, playground equipment, roads and most recently used in the construction of Coles supermarket carparks." Coles have launched their 'Together at Zero' initiative to be Australia's most sustainable supermarket to [...]
Replas has been working closely with Global FMCG Corporation, Nestle, to incorporate functional, sustainable product solutions made from recycled plastic. The latest innovation comes as a KitKat Seat, made using recycled plastic supports and profiles from Replas and finding a home for the most problematic soft plastic waste collected by the REDcycle program at Coles [...]
Horsham, Victoria Woolworths proudly showcase their recycled plastic seat from Replas, made from the soft plastic collected through the REDcycle program at their supermarkets throughout Australia. The 2-support, Kimberley Select Seat offers a modern twist on a comfortable old favourite. The combination of extra slats and a more streamlined support results in a design that [...]
Coles supermarkets are leading the way by rolling out cardboard box holders made by Replas from 100% recycled plastic. So far its supermarkets in Armstrong Creek, Campbellfield, Croydon, Glenferrie, Melton West and Tooronga in Victoria have the box holders with seven more being delivered to South Australian stores. The holders will soon be listed as [...]
The first Cardboard Box Holder from Replas has been installed in South Australia at the St. Clair Coles. Replas has fabricated a 100% post consumer cardboard box holder made from 70% coloured bottles collected through household kerbside recycling and 30% soft plastics collected from Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Customers are encouraged to take [...]
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 [...]
"We were over the moon when told our project could not only meet our budget, but that it ticked all the environmental boxes we had hoped for," explains Jacque Dalrymple, a member of the North Shore Eco Warriors in New South Wales. In December 2017, the Eco Warriors were successful in obtaining a $5,000 Community [...]
Cawdor Primary is a small school, close to Camden NSW, situated at the foot of Razorback. They were fortunate to be awarded a Landcare grant to restore habitat and create a native/bush tucker garden behind two classrooms. The students, (particularly the Enviro-power team) have been actively involved in creating this sustainable space. “Our teaching programs [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Next time you're doing your shopping at Coles Mitcham Vic, take some time out from your busy day for a rest on the Replas Daintree Seat and admire the view. The low maintenance, environmentally sustainable chair is a magnificent addition to the supermarket and has been made from some of the material collected through the REDcycle program, which encourages community [...]
The Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, visited Milton State School in Brisbane, Qld to unwrap a very special seat. The students have embraced the REDcycle program which allows consumers to recycle flexible plastic packaging through supermarkets. The seat [...]
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, [...]
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) is in support of the REDcycle program ran by Redgroup, Coles and Replas. All Coles supermarket plastic shopping bags collected via the Queensland project are recycled, showing a commitment to making a difference to the environment. These bags are stored in boxes with huge capacities ready to be productively made [...]
Replas has just released its most advanced bollard ever produced from recycled plastic packaging. The “Brolga” bollard is manufactured using material diverted from landfill which has been largely collected through the Coles REDcycle Program. Production of the Brolga Bollard is supported by the Australian Packaging Covenant and Queensland Government through the Department of Environment and [...]
At Civenex 2014, Replas was awarded winner of the Best Environmental Product for the latest innovation in bollards. The Brolga is the most advanced bollard ever produced from recycled plastic packaging and is manufactured using material diverted from landfill which has largely been collected through the Coles REDcycle Program. Affordable and easy to install at under 14 [...]
Pepper’s Paddock in Wattle Glen, Victoria, is dotted with restful recycled-plastic furniture for parents to relax comfortably and keep an eye on their children playing in the playground. Kindly donated by Bendigo Bank, these Lyrebird Settings and Kimberley Seats have created a long-lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy. Nillumbik Shire Council, who manage the [...]
Coles stores throughout Australia offer customers an easy way to recycle their soft plastics through the REDcycle program. Stores, such as this one at Deeragun in Queensland, also offer customers a place to rest their weary feet on seats made from the collected plastic waste. A true reward for effort.
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 [...]
Woodville Primary School were the first winners of a seat in the South Australian Woodville Primary School Coles REDcycle program. Robbie Westley from Replas South Australia recently visited the school to see how their seat had settled in to its new home.
With overwhelming community support for the REDcycle plastic recycling program, Coles is rewarding customers with practical seats made from the plastic collected in the bins. Shoppers at Coles Cranbourne North in Victoria can now rest easy on this comfortable seat knowing that as a community they have saved a considerable amount of plastic from landfill.
Since September 2011 Coles customers have returned enough soft plastic shopping bags and packaging, through the REDcycle stations, to circle the MCG oval 8300 times, if lined up end to end.