Replas Speaks To Honorary Trevor Evans MP at SPE Plastics and Waste Conference 2019

At the 2019 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Plastics and Waste Conference, Replas had the opportunity to chat to the Honorary Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management in Brisbane. Mark Jacobsen, Sales and Marketing Director at Replas, spoke with Trevor at the conference aptly named ‘The Future of Plastics and [...]

Waste and Energy Efficiency Business Breakfast During National Recycling Week 2019

On Thursday, November 14th during National Recycling Week 2019, the Victorian Waste Management Association held a Waste and Energy Efficiency Business Breakfast in Frankston, Victoria. Mark Jacobsen, Sales and Marketing Director at Replas, joined other members of the waste and energy sector on stage to answer attendees questions. The aim of the event was to [...]

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 [...]

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Donates Buddy Bench In Local School Competition

In 2018, Snowy Monaro Regional Council in New South Wales asked primary students in the Bombala and Delegate areas to produce artwork which would encourage the community to reduce waste and increase recycling. Students could either draw or paint a design that would help to spread the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. "The successful [...]

Hon Scott Morrison PM Shares Importance Of Turning Waste Into Asphalt, Recycled Plastic Benches and More

On the 3rd of August, Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Downer site to discuss the recycling of plastics into asphalt for roads. In his statement, Scott Morrison explained the importance of turning waste into asphalt, plastic benches or energy. Find the full transcript here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/doorstop-downer-rosehill-processing-facility   "For every 10,000 ton of materials that we [...]

Balnarring Pre School & Sea Sheperd Community Clean Up Day

The Balnarring Pre School & Sea Sheperd Community Clean Up event was held on Saturday, 22nd of June 2019. Karen Anderson, the Educational Leader at Balnarring Pre School, organised a collective community clean up of waste from the Balnarring township and beaches which will then be sorted and decontaminated by Sea Sherperd and forwarded to [...]

Holy Cross Primary School Builds Trex® Deck With Recycled Plastic Kick Rail in QLD

North Queensland primary school, Holy Cross, has recently installed a Trex® Deck with recycled plastic kick rails from Replas. The installation was complete by Replas Pro WIP Construction using a composite fibre structure. Recycled plastic and Trex® material is the perfect fit for the northern Queensland environment as the material will not split, rot or [...]

The Tide Is Turning: Entrepreneur Turning Post-Consumer Plastic Waste Into Sustainable Surf Products

The recipe? ⅓ Australian beach plastics and ⅔ Australian kerbside-collected plastics. 29 April 2019, Sydney: Rikki Gilbey of WAW handplanes - an ethical bodysurfing brand, has launched a first-of-its kind bodysurfing hand-plane made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastics including items commonly found on the beach, such as bottle caps, single-use cutlery and trays. Turning a [...]

Enviro Culture Services Include Recycled Plastic Products At New Estate In NSW

"A brand new residential development in Thurgoona, NSW features Replas products for their low maintenance and good looks," said Julianne Edwards, Landscape Projects & Administration for Enviro Culture Services. Brooklyn Fields Estate is nestled amongst bush reserves and has a number or specially designed constructed wetlands weaving through the estate. "The Community Park area adjacent [...]

Recycled Plastic Kimberley Seats Surround Bannockburn Recreation Centre in Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council have implemented recycled plastic seating at Bannockburn Recreation Centre in Bannockburn, Victoria. The 3.6 metre Kimberley Seat from Replas gives visitors a durable, long lasting seat made from recycled plastic. The Kimberley Seat features an ergonomic design with a smooth curved back for extra comfort - available in a sturdy in-ground [...]

Parkdale Benches and 100mm Bollards Installed at Weeden Heights Primary School in VIC

Weeden Heights Primary School in Vermont Heights, Victoria is now home to Parkdale Benches and 100mm grey Bollards from Replas. The Replas bollards and furniture are the perfect fit for the primary school as recycled plastic products do not rot, split or crack - making it safe for students and staff. Parkdale Benches are a [...]

Recycled Plastic Benches Used At Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo in Sydney 2018

The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo was held in Darling Harbour NSW the 29th and 30th of August 2018. At this conference, attendees got to test out first hand Replas recycled plastic benches! Andrew Lawson, Event Manager said, "the benches were very well received by the attendees who commented on the fact that they could [...]

Recreational Park in Sunshine Coast Installs Replas Brolga Bollards

Long time supporter of a Circular Economy, Sunshine Coast Regional Council understands the importance of purchasing recycled plastic products from Replas becoming the true recycler. A recent installation was at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park in the Pelican Waters. Approximately 140 Brolga bollards (some with reflector mods) were installed - a whopping 1,680 kg of plastic [...]

PGM has recycling in the box

Electronic waste from televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices is the fastest growing waste stream in Australia, putting pressure on waste management infrastructure and the environment. Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lisa Neville visited PGM Refiners in South-East Melbourne in January to launch Australia’s first automated electronic waste processing system, which will significantly improve Victoria’s e-waste [...]

Replas opens up Queensland facility

The new Replas Queensland facility was officially opened by His Worship the Mayor of the Gold Coast, Cr Tom Tate. All who attended were impressed by the world leading technology on show. Replas is unique in their ability to take soft plastic waste and turn it into outdoor products. ‘Not only are we supportive of [...]

Learning our way to sustainability

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative is a government program which helps schools benefit from demonstrating sustainability. The program gives students an opportunity to understand sustainability in a practical way, promoting minimising waste, saving energy, water and much more. AuSSI encourages schools to engage students in real-life learning, whilst improving schools resources and facilities. Pender's Grove Primary [...]

Santa’s sack is full of toys and ours are full of plastic

A combination of China's tough new regulations relating to the import of waste, and an encouraging trend where individuals and organisations want to recycle their plastic waste within Australia, means Replas is getting over a dozen enquiries each week to help with the disposal of plastic waste. We are now holding over 400 tons of [...]

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 [...]

How can we help?

Goodman Fielder is Australasia's leading listed food company. Ronda Brookes and Bert Myer from the NSW office recently visited them to see how Replas could help with their recycling program. Replas is always looking at new waste streams. If you have a plastic stream that you feel would fit our system, please submit your details for consideration.

Swan Hill Expo A Hit!

The critics are out and the Swan Hill “Buy Green Expo“ was a huge success. Most of the credit goes to Julie and her team that had the approach that nothing was to hard.100’s of visitors took time out to visit the green expo which was held at the Swan Hill racecourse. It was pleasing [...]