'Pretty mind-blowing': KFC plastic bag from the 1970s is found during a clean-up of the ocean floor

Mail Online | 6/12/2019 | Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia
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A KFC plastic bag from 40 years ago has been found full of silt and tangled in rocks eight metres underwater.

The bag was retrieved by Sunshine Coast Clean Up Divers as they scoured the waters off Bulcock Beach in Queensland last month.

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The volunteer group, who cleaned up each month, said the bag was 'almost fully intact'.

Elliot Peters, the group's founder, said a KFC spokesman believed the bag was from the 1970s, judging by the logo.

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The plastic bag displays the distinctive face of the fast food chain's founder, Colonel Sanders.

Mr Peters said it was hard to know the exact date the plastic bag was dumped in the water.

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'But obviously you don't keep a KFC bag lying around and then drop it into the water 40 years later, so it's obviously been around in the environment somewhere, whether underwater or not,' he told the ABC.

'Either way, that's pretty mind-blowing.'

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A 1971 Coles bag was also discovered last month by researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast as they searched among mangroves in Moreton Bay.

A ban on single-used plastic bags was introduced by the Queensland Government on July 1 last year, amid mounting pressure to tackle plastic...
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