Media And Awards

We’re proud to be featured in some incredible online and offline publications


Winner 2022

Women in industry award

Women In Industry, 2022, Excellence in ManufacturingWinner, 8 October 2022

 student of the Year 2020


Winner of Innovative Manufacturing, Robotics and Science award. Rebecca completed her TAFE NSW course in 2020, gaining certification as a Polymer Technician which has helped her transition from a 15-year career in government administration. Rebecca went on to start a successful non-profit social enterprise business.

Winner waste innovation and recycling award 2022

 Woman of Waste, Winner, 26 October 2022.

Winner Rotary pride of workmanship 2022


Recycle car bumper bars Katie Turner Podcast

Bec Healy: The Switch from Plastics

Episode 16: Bec Healy: The Switch from Plastics

Switch The Sitch with Bec Healy founder of Boxhead plastics. Talking about how Bec changed her 15 year career with government to starting and running a non profit social enterprise

Hornsby Chamber of Commerce Spotlights Boxhead Plastics

Boxhead Plastics – Your local social enterprise, manufacturing golf tees from scrap car bumper bars and diverting this plastic waste from our local landfill.

Hornsby Chamber of Commerce blog, weblog post, 8 February, 


Hornsby Shire Council put the Spotlight on Boxhead Plastics

This is a fabulous example of a
local company creating a circular economy with locally sourced products and
packaging, to create a useful way to reuse plastics and reduce landfill

Hornsby shire council 2021, ‘bec healy – boxhead plastics’, local waste champions, 6 september 2021, 

Reducung plastic waste in the automotive industry

Kick Starter alumni, ‘Where are they now series’ we are pleased to catch up with Bec Healy from Boxhead Plastics. Boxhead Plastics has made huge leaps and bounds since participating in the Macquarie Group Foundation Kick Starter program in 2020 – with no signs of slowing down.

SEFA 2022, ‘Reducing plastic waste in the automotive industry’, SEFA Media, weblog post, 15 March,

Rotary Award Winners

The future looks exciting for Hornsby Chamber Member, Boxhead Plastics “There has never been a more important time for us to continue to share the Chamber story loudly so that we can help even MORE business owners to grow and flourish.”

The Bush Telegraph, 2021, We are the Biggest Cheerleader! June Edition, p. 22. 

Making a dent on eco-friendly golf

When Rebecca Healy founded Boxhead Plastics, an injection-mould company remanufacturing products from Australia’s growing pile of automotive plastic waste, little did she know she would be helping thousands of everyday golfers hit it long and straight.

Rolley A 2022, Making a Dent on Eco-Friendly Golf’, Australian Golf Digest, July Edition pp.20-21′



Brendan J 2022, ‘bumpers to a tee’, Golf Australia, June Edition, pp.24

Manufacturers’ Monthly congratulates Rebecca Healy

From a 15-year government administration job, CEO and founder Rebecca Healy retrained as a polymer technician and pioneered an innovative process that successfully repurposes plastic waste car bumper bars into golf tees and coasters.

Prime Creative Media 2022, Rebecca Healy wins Excellence in Manufacturing Award, Manufacturers’  Monthly, 9 November 2022


10 locally made products to help you go green’ 2022, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, 3 June, p. 39 

Waste winners: Women in Industry Awards

From her early experiments in 2017 recycling plastic bottles into filament for 3D printers, Rebecca has steadily grown Boxhead Plastics into a unique remanufacturing operation.

Cranswick, L 2022, ‘Waste winners: Women in Industry Awards’, Waste Management Review, October Edition, 9 October 2022

Boxhead Plastics closes loop on car bumper bar collection, recycling and remanufacturing

It was back in 2015 that Healy first started tinkering around with plastics in her two bedroom flat in Redfern. This lead to her attending TAFE in 2018 to study polymer technology and it was there that she learnt how to manufacture with plastics.

Boxhead Plastics closes the loop on car bumper bar collection, recycling, and remanufacturing, 2022, The Hornsby Kuringai Post, Issue 24, August, p.21

What People Say

“As your first customer to purcase golf tees made from recycled automotive bumper bars, we have successfully used this quality product to promote our own automotive plastic recycling initiatives in Victoria

-D.S McLean Business Advisor GT Recycling Pty Ltd
“I have used the wedge golf tees round after round, I liked them so much I bought 100 boxes as corporate gifts. Our company name and logo looks brilliant on the boxes and our clients love hearing about how the tees are made.

-Michael Doran, Director, Webb Martin Consulting Pty Ltd
“The tees are wonderful. So far I haven't dinted or compressed the top (which would cause the ball to fall off). They penetrate the ground easily and are at the perfect height for a driver. I also haven't lost my first one yet, which is saying something. By the by its fair to say I have played a bit of golf in my time and gone through (tested) thousands of tees. I play at Royal Queensland Golf Club with a two stroke handicap”

- Brad Dalton, SmartTech Australia

Speaking Commitments

Hornsby Chamber of Commerce, Healy R 2021, ‘Business Behind the Scenes’, Hornsby Chamber of Commerce Drinks after 5, Panelist Speaker, 27 May

Berowra Community CoOp, Healy R 2021, ‘Turning Recycled Car Bumper Bars into Golf Tees’ Berowra Community CoOp Committee Meeting, Guest Speaker, 7 June

Rotary Club Hornsby, Healy R 2022, ‘Recycling Automotive Plastic’, Hornsby Rotary Club Committee Meeting Guest Speaker, 9 May

Studio Artes, R Healy 2022, ‘Recycling Automotive Plastic’, Studio Artes Afternoon tea with MP Julian Leeser, Guest Speaker, 9 May

Rotary Club Wahroonga, Healy R 2022, ‘Recycling Automotive Plastic’, Hornsby Rotary Club Committee Meeting Guest Speaker, 15 June

Triple H FM 100.1, R Healy 2022, ‘Recycling Automotive Plastic’, Tune in With Tina, Guest Speaker, 18 July

Rotary Club North Bridge, Healy R 2022, ‘Recycling Automotive Plastic’, Northbridge Golf Club Rotary Club Committee Meeting Guest Speaker, 16 August

North Sydney Sunrise Rotary, Healy R 2022, ‘Recycling Automotive Plastic’, Piato Restaurant Rotary Club Committee Meeting Guest Speaker, 29 November

Charity Partners


Primary Club 2021, ‘Primary Club Charity Golf Day’, Killara Golf Club, 20 May 

Summit Consultants 2021, ‘Red Shield Appeal Golf Day’ North Ryde Golf Club, 21 May

Australian Amputee Open (WR4GD) (Challenge Event) 2022, Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club, 29 March

Public relations

Hornsby Shire Council, Councilor Tilbury N et al 2021, Boxhead Plastics contract manufacturer factory tour with Councilor Nathan Tilbury and Hornsby Shire Council staff, 10 May, 

Kean M 2022, NSW State Government, MP Treasurer, Minister for Energy, Member for Hornsby, meeting, Hornsby, 4 February

Leeser J 2022, Federal Government, Member for Berowra, meeting, Hornsby, 10 May

Salitra T 2022, Federal Government, Greens Candidate for Berowra, meeting, Hornsby, 10 May

Campbell H 2022, Senior Policy Adviser – Environment, Office of the Hon James Griffin MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage, meeting, Martin Place 22 July 2022