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Coles faces FURIOUS backlash over its latest collectables promotion

‘Slap in the face’: Coles faces furious backlash over its latest collectables promotion as parents call to boycott the supermarket giant – claiming it ‘doesn’t care about children’

  • Coles announced their latest Little Shop collection will begin circulation 
  • A petition has been released to boycott Coles for releasing the ‘plastic’ items 
  • Person behind petition said people are moving away from packaged products

Supermarket giant Coles has been slammed by furious parents after it announced the release of the latest Little Shop collectables range.

An online petition posted on Sunday has already garnered more than 500 signatures in a bid to get Coles to stop giving out ‘plastic junk’.

The petition questioned the timing of the new promotion.  

‘Are you gobsmacked that Coles has brought out a new range of Little Shop toys during Plastic-free July?’ the petition asked.  

A petition circulated online has garnered more than 500 signatures in a call to get Coles to stop giving out ‘plastic junk’

The person behind the petition said Coles announced their latest range, to begin circulation on July 17, as people moved away from packaged products and began using recyclable bags and straws

The person behind the petition said Coles announced their latest range, to begin circulation on July 17, as people moved away from packaged products and began using recyclable bags and straws

‘You have just proved you really do not care for our children’s future by bringing these so called “collectables” back.’

The person behind the petition said Coles announced their latest range, to begin circulation on July 17, as people moved away from packaged products and began using recyclable bags and straws.

‘Here you are handing out plastic junk that will end in landfill or in our oceans,’ the petition read.

The writer called for people to boycott the company and stop shopping there.  

People have taken to the supermarket’s Facebook page to express their concerns.  

‘The Little Shop mini collectables are designed for customers to keep and not dispose of and customers can choose whether they would like to collect or not,’ the company responded to concerns.

Coles has previously said the collectables and the packaging they come in are fully recyclable.   

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Coles for comment.

Coles has previously said the collectables and the packaging they come in are fully recyclable (stock)

Coles has previously said the collectables and the packaging they come in are fully recyclable (stock)

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