Bayside City Council Staff Tour The Replas Environmental Centre To Learn About the Circular Economy

On the 5th of March, Bayside City Council came to the Replas Environmental Centre for a tour of the recycled plastic product facility. Several members of staff and teams from various departments learnt how Replas takes the soft plastic material from the REDcycle program through the Red Group to create a range of products including [...]

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, [...]

Coles Head Office Take Replas Environmental Centre Tour To Discuss Recycled Plastic Products

On Wednesday, February 12th, Coles Head Office took a tour through the Replas Environmental Centre with Managing Director Mark Jacobsen. Coles and Replas aim to implement recycled plastic products throughout their stores, creating a home for soft plastic packaging from the REDcycle program. Tara Hogarth, Fiona Llyod and associates saw Replas products up close, between [...]

Replas Environmental Tour for City of Casey “Follow Your Waste” Waste Education

On Saturday 15th September 2018, residents from City of Casey visited the Replas Environmental Centre as part of a “Follow you Waste” run by the Waste Education team at Casey Council. Residents were keen to learn about waste management in their municipality and as part of the tour came to learn about what can be [...]

Woolworths Takes A Replas Environmental Centre Tour To Discuss Products and Circular Economy

On the 12th of November, Peter Bruce, General Manager Woolies 360, visited the Replas Environmental Centre. During the tour, Peter discussed with Mark Jacobsen, Sales and Marketing Director, and Des Benjamin, Chairman, about the Circular Economy and creating a demand for recycled plastic products. "The tide is turning" explains Mark, more and more corporate companies [...]

AIP Heads To Replas Environmental Centre Alongside 2019 Melbourne Waste Expo Industry Events

The Australian Institute of Packaging came to the Replas Environmental Centre in late October to discover recycled plastic products alongside the 2019 Waste Expo. 15 members of AIP discussed the Circular Economy and what needs to be done in government and local council to create a demand for recycled plastic products. This tour comes alongside [...]

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 [...]

Williamson Community Leadership Program Industry Professionals Visit The Replas Environmental Centre

On Friday 18th of October, the Replas Environmental Centre had a large group of industry professionals attend a tour as part of the Williamson Community Leadership Program run by Leadership Victoria. Leadership Victoria exists to inspire, develop and connect exceptional leaders who are driven by personal development and professional excellence and share our passion for [...]

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 [...]

Surprised Students Take The REC Tour To Learn The Impact Of Plastic Waste

Friday 21st September saw 12 VCE students from Marist-Sion College in Warragul visit the Replas Environmental Centre (REC). Students travelled through the tunnel, surprised to learn about how much plastic ends up in our oceans and the amount of plastic consumed by sea creatures every year. The students discovered the scale of the global plastic [...]

Replas Environmental Centre Welcomes Aspendale Primary School For Tour

On Thursday the 11th of October, Grade 2 students from Aspendale Primary school came to visit the Replas Environmental Centre and thoroughly enjoyed how interactive and visual the exhibits are. The children learnt about what can be recycled and what products can be made out of their waste. They were surprised to learn about how [...]

Gardenvale Primary School Takes A Tour Through The REC

Gardenvale Primary School has ventured down to Carrum Downs from Brighton East to tour the Replas Environmental Centre (REC). The large group of Grade 6 students went through one of the largest plastic recycling centres in the southern hemisphere, an innovative and interactive learning experience! While going down the tunnel into the 'Bag Cave' Gardenvale [...]

Nick Wakeling Tours the REC to Discuss Sustainable Communities for the Future

Nick Wakeling, Shadow Minister for Environment and State Member for Ferntree Gully, Victoria, met with Replas at the Replas Environmental Center  (REC) in Carrum Downs Victoria. The REC is a learning tour that explains the benefits of using Replas products around communities. With plastic use on the rise and the Chinese National Sword program blocking [...]

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 [...]

Did You Know?

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 [...]

Walking the talk

New Zealand artist Emma Muirhead has taken unwanted plastic bags into shoes. Emma wanted to highlight the amount of plastic that is discarded each year and says she used, ‘design as a tool to create value and change people’s perception of plastic bags’. Now on display at the Replas Environmental Centre these unique shoes contain [...]

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 [...]

Time for Change

The SIXAUS Changemakers Festival is a celebration of the great work happening in our community. It is a unique opportunity for businesses, governments, NGOs and social enterprise nationwide to come together to showcase the bold and creative ways they are driving social change. During the festival, the Replas Environmental Centre will open its doors. Take [...]

Still looking good

A group of community members, led by staff from the Yarra Ranges Shire Council in Victoria visited the Replas Environmental Centre to learn more about the value of recycling. Graham Brew said, ‘my role is to supervise the waste management services for council and that also includes the education of waste management to the community…and [...]

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 [...]

Networking at work

During National Recycling Week Replas hosted the Greater Frankston Business Chamber Business Expo and networking night. Over 90 people attended and were treated to a trip down The Tunnel—an interactive journey into the world of recycling—followed by a film screening. Guests then had several hours to peruse all the centre had to offer while enjoying [...]

Frankston Mayor, Cr Brian Cunial lifts the lid on local company Replas.

On Tuesday 19 June Frankston Mayor, Cr Brian Cunial visited the Replas Environmental Centre. The Mayor viewed a range of products suitable for outdoor use made entirely from plastic that would have otherwise gone to landfill. Frankston Council’s recently published Frankston City Council’s Economic Development Strategy includes a roadmap for creating a ‘green economy’ and [...]