Our planet is wrestling with the huge burden of the plastic waste that we produce each day. According to Plastic Oceans International, 380 million tons of plastic are produced every year, and some reports indicate that up to 50% of that is for single-use purposes.
Replas, a leading Australian mixed recycled plastic manufacturer, aims to alleviate this problem by delivering quality, cost-effective recycled plastic products. Replas uses plastic waste collected in Australia to make over 200 colourful outdoor products by using state-of-the-art machinery and robotics. These products are sustainable alternatives to traditional materials that also provide long-lasting, easy-care solutions for customers.
Bollards, fences, outdoor furniture, outdoor exercise equipment, garden equipment, traffic control products, and much more are all manufactured by Replas by mixing different plastic polymers. They also offer distinctive products like hand sanitiser stations made from 70% juice bottles and 30% soft plastics, premium refill stations (designed in collaboration with Urban+), and road-registered mobile outdoor seating solutions that won’t split or crack over time.
As a leading recycled plastic manufacturer in Australia, Replas has partnered with various industry giants with the aim of creating a more sustainable community. They are working together with Red Group, a Melbourne-based recycling and consulting organisation, which implemented a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastics called the REDcycle program. Companies like Coles and Woolworth have partnered with Replas through the REDcycle program and have continued to purchase back their waste in the form of recycled plastic products. Other businesses that have come together with Replas include Australia Post, lululemon AU, Sun Rice, MARS, and Melbourne Cricket Club.
Replas’ recycling facilities can be found all across Australia, with their Queensland Gold Coast facility processing a full range of plastic packaging materials diverted from landfill. They also have a New Zealand distributor for their recycled plastic products.
As well as their recycling and product manufacturing, Replas provides inspirational and educational exposure into the world of plastic recycling through the Replas Environmental Centre. The centre, which is the largest plastic recycling education centre in the Southern Hemisphere, offers an opportunity for visitors to learn about plastic waste and what everyone can do to help reduce it to create a sustainable future.