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Girls ask fast-food restaurants to drop plastic toys

Betsey Guzior
Girls ask fast-food restaurants to drop plastic toys

McDonald's Corp. and its plastic Happy Meal toys are being targeted by a petition circulating in Great Britain, The Chicago Business Journal reports. The petition, "Save the environment — Stop giving plastic toys with fast food kids meals," was started by British girls Ella and Caitlin, aged 9 and 7, who are asking that Chicago-based McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King stop giving away plastic toys. The girls' petition says that children only play with the plastic toys for a few minutes before the toys are thrown away, harming animals and polluting the seas.