If you are anything like me when you were younger, then you would have lived for the little plastic toy you would get inside your happy meal at Mcdonalds or Burger King. This is something most children don't think of as a problem, except for these two girls.
Ella (aged nine) and Caitlin McEwan (aged seven) have started a petition to stop the sale of plastic toys in Burger King happy meals to help save the environment. This petition has received well over half a million signatures and has been noticed by Burger King themselves as they have decided to take action.
All old toys will be sent away to be 'melted'. In addition to this, the girls suggested that Burger King do giveaways using sustainable products instead. Once Burger King announced this, McDonald's piped up saying they will not be stopping toys but instead offering you the choice between a toy or a fruit bag.
The current plastics being used are incredibly harmful to the environment and Pentatonic's chief executive Johann Boedecker told the BBC, "If we were to use recycled polypropylene to make a tray, instead of new plastic, total energy consumption would be reduced by approximately 88% and carbon emissions would be cut by approximately 70%." This would make a huge difference so it is definitely worth taking action.