Lyndhurst Primary School Install Modular Benches, Kookaburra Settings and More!

Lyndhurst Primary School had a large installation of recycled plastic products on their school grounds of Modular Benches, Premier Benches and Kookaburra Benches. This Replas furniture was installed by Replas Pro Woodbridge Landscapes, Dean Walsh, used in open spaces throughout the school as part of a furniture upgrade. Modular Benches are a versatile solution for [...]

TerraCycle Competition Winners Install Replas Garden Products and Seating To Their Schools

"We had previously worked with Replas and had a great experience," explains Sarah Mouatt, Operations Manager at TerraCycle. "They were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. This combined with their great quality products meant that they were our first choice when choosing a manufacturer for our new project," continued Sarah. TerraCycle is an environmental [...]

Wallsend Public School

After deciding that their old and degraded wooden picnic tables needed replacing, Wallsend Public School saw the perfect chance to practice what they preach and install 6 new recycled plastic settings. They found purchasing Replas products a good opportunity to discuss with students about recycling and products that can be made from recycled material. “We [...]

Cawdor Primary School taking a hands-on approach

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 [...]

Post and Rail Fencing Edged Along ‘The Rise’ Playground in Queensland

"The Rise at Thornlands is a premium master-planned community just 35 minutes drive to the Brisbane CBD and within easy reach of schools, shops, restaurants, sporting facilities, entertainment, and Sirromet Winery." An incredible area, Thornlands in Redland City Council have installed post and rail fencing along the edge of the new playground in the estate. [...]

Civenex 2016

Replas & Trex® had plenty to show those who came to Civenex 2016, in Hawkesbury, NSW.  Many visitors were impressed with our Buddy Bench competition. The competition will run until the 30th of June. The winner will have the chance to donate the Buddy Bench to a school of their choice. The Buddy Bench is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Milton turns RED

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 [...]

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 [...]

Our youth = Our future

Educating our youth about the importance of recycling and our environment is crucial for our future. Moonee Ponds Primary School in Victoria recognises the need to physically demonstrate recycling and empower students to contribute to the effort. The school recently installed some 3.6 metre-long recycled-plastic Kookaburra Benches in their courtyard, accompanied by plaques aiming to [...]

Sponsorship awareness

Need to create or upgrade your community group, school or sporting facility? Sponsorship or fundraising is often the best way to benefit you and the relevant community-minded companies. Replas can recess plaques onto most of our products, perfect for advertising and are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Whitecliffs to Camerons Bight Foreshore Committee raised funds for [...]

E is for pod

A student-led initiative at Ashwood School in Victoria has resulted in the creation of an ‘Outdoor Classroom’ which not only features low-maintenance native plants and a water feature, but also a selection of Replas seating, including the versatile Eco Pod. The school has an embedded culture of environmental awareness and the recycled-plastic Premier benches and [...]

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 [...]

A picture tells eight thousand bags

Bayside City Council's Brighter Schools Soft Plastic Challenge—organised by the team at Envirocom—was won by Jack Luscombe, a student at St Joan Of Arc primary school, Victoria. Jacks' fantastic artwork was awarded a commemorative Replas recycled-plastic bench which was presented by Bayside Mayor, Laurence Evans. The bench, which is made from the equivalent of more [...]

Reusing recycled

Essex Heights Primary School, in Mount Waverley, Victoria, strives to embed a strong respect for the environment and its resources into their students. Replas installed a range of seats and table settings several years ago, which were donated by various parents and friends of the school. The intention was to provide a long-lasting legacy and [...]

College embraces change

Flinders Christian Community College in Carrum Downs, Vic, is a school that believes change begins with our own attitudes and practices. Such is their commitment to the environment they have developed a Community Engagement program as part of their Middle School curriculum. According to Nick Haines, Head of Middle School, the program will give, ‘students [...]

Snapped!

Fiona, from Mackay Council Educational Centre, visits schools in the region to educate students about the environment. Steven Pottinger, North Queensland Manager from Replas, recently donated a 900 mm Snapper seat to include on her display trailer which will help demonstrate what can be made from plastic waste material once it has been recycled.

Cool for school

Marnebek School, in Cranbourne Victoria, punches far above its weight in terms of sustainability. The school originally purchased two Premier Settings to create a delightful student courtyard area. Since then, they have also purchased extra recycled-plastic slats to retrofit onto existing metal table and seat frames. The old timber slats on both these settings, and [...]

Show time

The Royal Melbourne Show is a staple of the city’s annual calendar. Prior to the show’s official opening, several lucky local schools get to have a sneak peek at the Education Hub. This busy area comprises of 6 activity stations each focusing on a different part of the environment. There were innovative ideas for growing [...]

Seats for schools

Seats, manufactured by Replas New Zealand distributor, Metal Art, were installed at Milton School in Otago by Cook Brothers Construction over a year ago. The seats which incorporate brown recycled-plastic slats still look as good as the day they were installed. Ian, the caretaker at the school, said, ‘The seats are a perfect match for [...]

School exercises its choice for a sustainable result

St Peters Lutheran school in Blackwood, South Australia, chose to install a Junior School Exersite from Replas which is specifically designed for primary school children to provide a safe, effective and enjoyable exercise experience. The equipment and signage are made from durable recycled-plastic. This not only reduces the amount of plastic going to landfill, but [...]

Wheely good

New recycled-plastic wheel stops have provided a bright and robust solution for the car park at the Highfields Service Centre in Queensland. According to Garry McGraw, Principal Project Manager at Toowoomba Council , they, 'look damn good'.

The butterfly effect

Each year in Tasmania, the Kingborough Council hosts a poster competition for schools based on an environmental theme. Bruny Island School, who were winners in 2011 and 2012, have a commitment to sustainable practices with their garden, farm, environment and infrastructure. The students agreed that any purchase with the competition prize money should follow this [...]

Ainslie Parklands Primary visits the REC

Ainslie Parklands Primary School believes in, ‘providing learning opportunities through which our students can connect with nature, investigate environmental issues and develop a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for our planet’. Students recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre to explore the world of recycling. They were delighted to find a range of products that were [...]

Students see RED

Students at Oakleigh South Primary School, in Victoria, participate in the RED Project—an innovative program where primary schools play a key role in collecting and recycling soft plastic waste usually disposed of in landfill. The plastic is collected by the RED Group and then taken to Replas to be recycled into outdoor furniture and signage [...]

Floating on Eyre

Exposed tree roots created a safety hazard for the heavy student traffic at St Joseph’s School, Port Lincoln SA, located on the Eyre Peninsula. No one knew what to do with this barren and often muddy area. What they did know was that they wanted to create an area that was hardwearing, safe for students, [...]

Springboard to the future

The Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT), in Alice Springs, works to secure sustainable livelihoods for communities of Indigenous people through appropriate technology. Students at the centre were given the opportunity to work with recycled plastic, creating 20 seats made from Replas slats on a steel frame. Not only are the students gaining valuable practical experience, [...]

The Science Of Seating

The new Science Learning Centre at Xavier College, SA, was designed using sustainable building principles and incorporating energy efficient materials. The addition of three recycled-plastic Premier settings to the external veranda has created a beautiful outdoor learning area. David Costin, Property Services Manager, says, ‘This area overlooks our horticulture area and provides a pleasant environment [...]

Rowellyn Park Primary

A sandy embankment along a path was causing a slip hazard at Rowellyn Park Primary School in Carrum downs, Victoria. Sand movement and embankment erosion, particularly when it rained, led to the path being covered in sand which then caused the drains to become clogged making life difficult for Alf Lattin, Maintenance Manager at the [...]