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Danny, volunteer with Sea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaign, found two Stikeez collectibles on Jindalee Beach in northern Perth on Saturday.

Supermarket giant Coles comes under fire after Stikeez collectors' items were washed up on an Australian beach six months ago

  • Two Stikeez collectibles have been washed up on Jindalee Beach in Perth
  • Coles launched a & # 39; Stikeez & # 39; campaign in February to promote healthy eating in children
  • The supermarket has been encouraged to stop plastic promotions for single use
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Coles was destroyed by environmental groups after the promotional plastic toys were washed up on a beach.

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Danny, volunteer with Sea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaign, found two Stikeez collectibles on Jindalee Beach in northern Perth on Saturday.

& # 39; For Coles, this Stikeez promotion may have focused on healthy eating for children, but for an animal there is nothing healthy about a stomach full of plastic, & # 39; said the non-profit organization in a Facebook message.

& # 39; There is no way with plastic and wildlife don't know if an item is made of plastic or something to eat.

& # 39; If swallowed, a small, colorful plastic toy vegetable can be life threatening. & # 39;

Danny, volunteer with Sea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaign, found two Stikeez collectibles on Jindalee Beach in northern Perth on Saturday.

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Danny, volunteer with Sea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaign, found two Stikeez collectibles on Jindalee Beach in northern Perth on Saturday.

Coles launched a & # 39; Stikeez & # 39; campaign in February to promote healthy eating in children.

It released 24 miniature figurines of fruit and vegetables and gave them beautiful names such as Ava the apple, Cooper the carrot and Billy the banana.

A Coles spokesperson said Yahoo News that the collectors' items were valid for a limited time and were intended to encourage children and parents to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

& # 39; At Coles, we take our responsibility for managing our environmental and social impact seriously and, as a company, we are committed to recycling and minimizing waste, & # 39; said the spokesman.

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& # 39; The Stikeez mini collectables are designed to be stored and customers could recycle the wraps in their nearest store through our in-store REDCycle program. & # 39;

A Sea Shepherd spokesperson urged Coles to stop promoting plastic toys.

& # 39; In view of the criticism Coles has received in recent years for the Little Shop toy assortment for plastic toys and this year & # 39; Stikeez Collectables & # 39 ;, we would like to see them discontinue single-use plastic promotions and switch to environmentally friendly alternatives, & # 39; said the spokesman.

In contrast to Coles' previous Little Shop campaign, the Stikeez assortment has been condemned.

An email petition was sent to Coles CEO Steve Cain from more than 12,000 protesters who said they were sick of & # 39; wasteful and useless plastic promotions & # 39 ;.

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The petition was started after a resident found one of the statuettes – a miniature leek – on a beach on Hamilton Island, Queensland in March of this year.

Coles launched a & # 39; Stikeez & # 39; campaign in February to promote healthy eating in children. It released 24 miniature statues of fruit and vegetables and gave them beautiful names such as Ava the apple, Cooper the carrot and Billy the banana

Coles launched a & # 39; Stikeez & # 39; campaign in February to promote healthy eating in children. It released 24 miniature statues of fruit and vegetables and gave them beautiful names such as Ava the apple, Cooper the carrot and Billy the banana

Coles launched a & # 39; Stikeez & # 39; campaign in February to promote healthy eating in children. It released 24 miniature statues of fruit and vegetables and gave them beautiful names such as Ava the apple, Cooper the carrot and Billy the banana

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