Lite n Easy’ shared this picture of our furniture from their office in Carrum Downs, Victoria. Thanks to Lite n Easy for supporting a fellow local business and helping to buy back plastic waste and be a part of the circular economy.
On the 25th of February, Wyndham City Council installed a footpath in Werribee, VIC, using Polyrok material from Replas. The 310 metre footpath along Parker Street has diverted around one million pieces of soft plastic packaging from landfill in a fit for purpose application. Councillor Robert Szatkowski said "council is always looking for new ways [...]
"As a waste and resource recovery group, we think it is important to lead our community in purchasing products made from recycled materials. We are also committed to purchasing from local manufacturers and more, particularly, those who manufacture quality products," explains La Vergne Lehmann, Executive Officer of Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Coles stores across Australia are helping reduce the amount of plastic waste going to landfill. Watch here
Australians love going to the beach, but if access is a problem that’s no fun for anyone. Great beaches can be made even greater with the addition of beach ramps that allow access to users of all mobility levels. In the past, timber would have been the traditional choice to create beach pathways but this [...]
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 [...]
Werris Creek is a small town in New South Wales, located near Tamworth. The town is home to heritage listed Werris Creek Railway Station and full of rich history. Despite its ties to the past, the town has embraced the future, particularly the reprocessing of plastic waste, for quite some time now. Picket fencing, playground [...]
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 [...]
Kapiti Coast District Council installed an Enduroplank™ beach access way at Otaki, New Zealand, in 2011. Since then, the council has been keeping a close eye on its performance. Three years on the structure and the quality of the walkway is as good as the day of its installation, surviving all weather. When the council [...]
Replas has cleaned up offcuts to reduce the amount of waste to landfill at a recent project in Brisbane. Recycling raw materials, such as these bollards, reduces the use of sending waste to landfill sites, preventing damage to our climate. Replas is committed to delivering a sustainable future for all.
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 [...]
Community members just love what Coles, Replas and the RED program are doing for the environment. Send your waste soft plastics to Coles rather than sending it to landfill and help build a brighter future for our children.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]