Over 1 Billion McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Worldwide Will Be Made Sustainably By 2025
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One of the best parts about getting a McDonald's Happy Meal is definitely the excitement of unveiling the mystery toy inside the box. But the problem with these toys is that they're so tiny they're always getting misplaced somewhere before inevitably ending up in a landfill, and contributing to more plastic waste.
Well luckily, as more companies are going green, everyone's favourite fast food restaurant has announced its plans to introduce sustainably made Happy Meal toys by 2025! The change is expected to reduce plastic usage in over one billion toys worldwide. But don't worry, this doesn't mean the toys will start disintegrating after months or anything.
According to McDonald's, the plan involves swapping certain plastic figurines with cardboard pieces that users can assemble on their own to create a more fun experience. Instead of virgin-fossil fuel based plastics, the company will also be making toys using recycled or plant-based plastics.
As of now, McDonald's has already shifted to more sustainable toys, books and collectible cards in the UK, Ireland, France as well as in the US. Hopefully, it won't be long before these sustainable toys make their way to the rest of the world!