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FoodPetition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals

20:30  10 july  2019
20:30  10 july  2019 Source:   thedailymeal.com

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Two young girls in the U.K. are asking McDonald ’ s and Burger King to stop offering plastic toys with kids meals . Why? Because after playtime is over, they pile up in the landfill. Organizer Rachael Wood and her daughters, Ella and Caitlin, created an online petition

McDonald ’ s says it will conduct tests aimed at decreasing plastic use, but has stopped short of eliminating plastic toys altogether. children who surely risk becoming kidsa non-grata by launching a petition asking McDonald ’ s and Burger King to get rid of plastic toys in their kids ’ meals .

Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals© Ratana21 / Shutterstock.com happy meal plastic toy

Two young girls in the U.K. are asking McDonald’s and Burger King to stop offering plastic toys with kids meals. Why? Because after playtime is over, they pile up in the landfill. Organizer Rachael Wood and her daughters, Ella and Caitlin, created an online petition, where they’ve collected more than 336,000 signatures from those in support of nixing the knicknacks.

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The body of the petition was written in the voice of Ella and Caitlin, who are aged 9 and 7. After learning about plastic’s effect on the environment in school, they began to push for eco-friendly toys because it made them sad to see how plastic harms the Earth and its creatures.

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Online Petition Renews Call for McDonald ’ s to Offer a Meatless Burger. A Change.org petition has seen an influx of signatures since Burger King started testing its plant-based Whopper. Two young girls in the U.K. are asking McDonald ’ s and Burger King to stop offering plastic toys with kids meals .

They would just like McDonald ’ s and other companies to at least switch to more sustainable toys that won’t Inspired to get involved, Ella and Caitlin started with a poster and moved on to a petition . And this is where adults need to get more involved. Our kids are begging us to do something to save

“We like to go to eat at Burger King and McDonald’s, but children only play with the plastic toys they give us for a few minutes before they get thrown away and harm animals and pollute the sea,” the sisters said. “We want anything they give us to be sustainable so we can protect the planet for us and for future generations.”

Instead of asking the fast food chains to make new toys from recyclable plastic, Ella and Caitlin are asking “big, rich companies” to not make toys from plastic at all. After hearing what the girls had to say, Burger King reportedly began working on a solution. In an episode of BBC 1’s “War on Plastic” a spokesperson said: “We are trialing the removal of toys and working on the development of alternatives, our goal being to have a more sustainable toy solution in place by 2020. In the meantime, we’d like to applaud Ella and Caitlin for their initiative.”

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Their hugely successful petition has even gotten a response – and a promise – from the fast food The children aren't happy with their Happy Meals . Concerned about the amount of plastic in the "We like to go to eat at Burger King and McDonald ’ s , but children only play with the plastic toys they give

I love a happy meal . I think the food is perfectly yummy without the plastic toy that come with it. We don't play with the toy much and then my Mummy or Daddy Please can you help me and sign this petition to get McDonald ' s and other fast food chains to stop putting plastic toys in our happy meals .

In an email to The Daily Meal, a McDonald’s spokesperson said that plastic reduction is important to the company and that staffers are actively exploring ways to produce more sustainable toy options. In the U.K., the chain plans to cut back on hard plastic toys given away in the second half of the year to see what customers prefer. For six months only, options will include a mixture of board games, books and soft toys.

It’s unclear whether or not the chain is looking to resume handing out hard plastic toys should the trial go awry, though there has been an effort to cut back on waste in most other areas of the business. Last year, McDonald’s announced it would test paper straws in several global markets including the U.S. and the U.K., and by the end of 2025, 100 percent of the company’s fiber-based packaging will come from renewable, recycled or Forest Stewardship Council-certified sources. Currently, 70 percent of the chain’s packaging meets those requirements. Foam cups are just another McDonald’s menu item you’ll never see again.

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Some kids are not content to wait around while the grown-ups sort out the future of our planet. Two of them, 9-year-old Ella and 7-year-old Caitlin, have launched a petition on Change.org requesting that McDonald ’ s and Burger King stop giving out plastic toys with their kid ’s meals , Thrillist reports.

When children open their kids ’ meals from McDonald ’ s or Burger King, they’re probably looking forward to one thing the most: the plastic toy inside. Sisters Ella and Caitlin McEwan, ages 9 and 7, started a petition to call on the fast-food giants to stop putting plastic toys in their kids ’ meals .

Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
Petition asks McDonald’s to get rid of plastic toys in kids meals
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