The sky turns red as the sun sets behind a McDonalds restaurant in Southport on Jan. 19, 2020 in Southport, Lancashire, UK. Plastic toys will no longer be offered with McDonald’s UK Happy Meals. Anthony Devlin / Contributor / Getty Images The activism of two British schoolgirls seems to have finally paid off. More than one year ago, sisters Ella and Caitlin McEwan started a petition calling on McDonald’s and Burger King to stop giving out plastic toys with children’s meals. McDonald’s UK originally responded with an automated email, but on Tuesday, the company pledged to stop putting hard plastic toys in its Happy Meals, The Independent reported . "This represents the biggest reduction in plastic by McDonald’s UK and Ireland to date and is the next step in its mission to reduce its environmental impact across all areas of the business," McDonald’s said in a statement reported by AFP, as published in The Jakarta Post . From new toy packaging to removing non-sustainable plastic, we’re always working hard to make our Happy Meals even… — McDonald’s UK (@McDonaldsUK) 1584454352.0 Starting in 2021, the company will replace all plastic toys in the UK and Ireland with either a […]


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