Recycled plastic recreates park furniture

City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull at the jetty at Riverside Gardens in Bayswater.  Picture: David Baylis   www.communitypix.com.au  d496489
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull at the jetty at Riverside Gardens in Bayswater. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d496489

THOUSANDS of recycled plastic bags and bottles have been used to create yoga platforms, jetties and benches for parks in the City of Bayswater.

The City recently installed two yoga platforms which also serve as day beds at Riverside Gardens and Bardon Park.

More than 40 park benches have been placed in parks while six jetties have been installed at Riverside Gardens, Lake Bungana and Lake Brearley.

The jetties are now resistant to termites, microorganisms and moisture.

Each park bench is made from around 15,000 recycled plastic bags and bottles, saving 0.2 cubic metres in landfill.

One of the yoga platforms at Riverside Gardens in Bayswater. Picture: David Baylis

Mayor Dan Bull said the community was passionate about the environment and reducing waste.

“Any way we can limit the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill can only be a good thing,” he said.

“It’s great to see otherwise wasted material going to good use in our parks.”

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