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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 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 [...]
The Replas Head Office in Ballarat has received a big upgrade with a new board room, showroom, front display, and main offices. The China Ban has made councils, schools, and governments take notice on what they can do to become sustainable, through Replas products. The main production of Replas products are manufactured in Ballarat making [...]
"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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When it comes to recycling, Flinders Christian Community College in Carrum Downs has it in the bag. Eighteen months into a soft plastic collection program, the College has gathered over 500 kg of plastic which it has returned to Replas for recycling. Purchasing recycled products is the key to making recycling viable and the school [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Flinders Christian Community College were tired of constantly maintaining their timber bollards around their sporting fields. Replas was the perfect solution, opting for a high-end classy option, chosen was the new Brolga Bollard. The shiny stainless steel cap adds an element of prestige, fitting in with the other upgrades throughout the school. The College is [...]
When the playground equipment at Korokoro School in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, fell into disrepair, the Board of Trustees needed a solution that wouldn't mean years of fundraising. Metal Art—the New Zealand distributor for Replas—came to the rescue with a refurbishment that included using recycled-plastic components to replace split and rotting timber. 'Over the course [...]
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 [...]
St Brendan's Catholic Primary School have gained new Replas seating thanks to R.E.A.L Hire and Garden Supplies based in Kalimna West, VIC. The students haven't just gained a comfortable place to sit and rest but also an area adjoined to the open-space playing area. This allows them to be part of the fun without having [...]
Parkside Primary School was looking for some benches to compliment their raised garden beds in the school yard. Replas recommended the free standing Premier Bench, pinned down with bitumen spikes. The seats were cost-effective and easily installed in less than 2 days, students, staff and visitors can now enjoy the shade of the trees and [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Cooma Monaro Council staff were out in force to view the Replas display trailer when it recently toured the southern region of NSW. The trailer visits regional areas giving councils, schools and community groups the opportunity to learn more about recycled products and have an up-close look at the range.
Within the leafy suburb of Ashburton, Solway Primary School stands proudly as one of the most sustainable schools in Victoria. As one of only 16 schools in the state to achieve a 5 Star Accreditation, as part of the ResourceSmart Australia Sustainable Schools Initiative (AUSSI Vic), it was only natural that they approached Replas when [...]
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 [...]
President of the Monash University Entrepreneurs Club, Niranga Kaluarachchi, recently organized his colleagues to visit the Replas Environmental Centre. Made up of future stars and leaders of our major industries, the group was extremely interested in what Replas does and were most impressed by the company’s ability to live true to our environmental and sustainable [...]
Sherbrooke Community School is one of the first schools in Victoria to offer Carbon Emissions and Auditing studies. As part of this subject, a group of enthusiastic and environmentally-focused students visited the Replas Environmental Centre to find out more about recycling. The students were amazed by the entire Replas process, and provided many intelligent and [...]
Waste plastic, given a new life when it was turned into outdoor furniture, has now given a brand new look to an outdoor leisure area at Lakes Entrance Secondary College. The area features four Big Benches which are made by Australian company Replas from waste plastic collected throughout the community. Principal Kevin Dowie said the, [...]
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 [...]
Wyong Grove Public School, in NSW, was the winner of the ‘Most number of Bags Collected’ award in the Australian Packaging Covenant Business Clean Up Day Program 2013. Replas, in conjunction with Sanitarium and Mars, donated three Junior Benches to the school.
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 [...]
As proud sponsors of the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards Replas recently presented a Beachcomber seat to Stanley Primary School in Tasmania. The school was awarded the North West Primary School prize in the Tidy Towns awards and also won the Cleanest Beach award for their participation in keeping the local beach clean.
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'.
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 [...]
Several years ago the Steiner School in Alice Springs purchased a number of Replas traffic control products for their school car park. These included wheel stops, speed humps and profiles and all have performed extremely well on the crushed rock base. The school is now looking to redesign the car park and driveway and intends [...]
40 lucky schools throughout Victoria recently received a special seat created by Replas from the plastic bags they had collected through the Coles ‘Every bag counts’ competition. Aspendale North Kinder was one of 40 lucky schools throughout Victoria to win a seat in the Coles ‘Every bag counts competition. Students brought their waste plastic to [...]
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 [...]
Albany Rise Primary School recently visited the Replas Environmental Centre. Students learnt about sustainable solutions and experienced an exciting and educational journey into the world of recycling.
Coolum State School on the Sunshine Coast, Qld, has added a Fitness Trail® fabricated by Replas to their sports armoury. This innovative range of hardy equipment is perfectly suited to primary school students and promises to stand up to many years of wear and tear from the roll of 1000 students. Denise French, P&C Manager [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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Romaine Park Primary is a new Tasmanian school that has been designed to give pupils the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art education facility, using the most up-to-date building materials. Artas, the architects for the project, specified the use of Replas recycled-plastic products due to their durability and sustainability. Recycled plastic was used to create [...]
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 [...]