Burger King will stop offering plastic toys with kids’ menus

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Burger King will stop offering plastic toys with kids' menusBurger King says it’s time to take “significant action” and address the plastic waste issue. So, the company is going to stop offering plastic toys with kids’ menus.

The move comes after two kids from Hampshire, UK created a petition for that, the BBC reported. As a result, Burger King says it will stop offering plastic toys.

The company also says it will encourage people to bring in their old plastic toys and place them in special bins in the restaurants. From there they will be recycled and made into restaurant items like trays, play areas and so on.

Burger King says this will save 320 tonnes of plastic every year. So far, it’s not known whether the change is just for the UK branch.

The two girls who authored the petition also wanted McDonald’s to do the same. The company though said it won’t completely stop offering plastic toys.

“The gifts provide fun for many families and children. That’s why we’ll be running these trials, in order to give our customers a choice. They also can choose not to have a toy or gift at all,” said Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald’s UK and Ireland to the BBC. Another option would be to choose a book instead of a toy or even fruit instead of the toy.