Sea Shepherd Marine Debris: Coles ‘Not’ Better Bag Retrieved from Our Ocean

ON Sunday, August 5, 2018, whilst on Operation Reef Defence, the crew of Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel M/Y Steve Irwin, who were onboard their small Delta support boat, spotted a plastic shopping bag floating in waters approximately 500 metres off the Mackay coast, by the harbour.

The crew were on their way to join the Mackay community in opposition of the Adani coal mine, and in defence of the Great Barrier Reef.

M/Y Steve Irwin Quartermaster, Jarmbi, who jumped in and retrieved the bag from the ocean, said: “We were just on our way to a press conference, and we see this Coles Better Bag floating in the water. We just saw plenty of whales coming through here. This is just not far out of the port in the harbour in Mackay. So Coles Better Bags, you’ve got to do better again, hey?

Sea Shepherd is calling on all Australians to call Coles Customer Service on 1800 061 562.

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