These young people are more responsible & better able to join the dots between cause & effect than most grownups. Plastic toys are the ultimate irony in our age of climate, extraction, consumption, pollution & biodiversity devastation.
We are Ella and Caitlin aged 10 and 8, and we’ve been learning all about the environment at school and the problem of plastic. It made us very sad to see how plastic harms wildlife and pollutes the ocean, and we want to change this. That’s why we want Burger King and McDonald’s to think of the environment and stop giving plastic toys with their kids meals.
We like to go to eat at Burger King and McDonald’s, but children only play with the plastic toys they give us for a few minutes before they get thrown away and harm animals and pollute the sea. We want anything they give to us to be sustainable so we can protect the planet for us and for future generations.
After we learned about the environment and pollution in school we wanted to do everything we could to help. We put a poster up in the window of our house about saving the planet and we try and recycle as much as we can. But we want to do more, which is why we started this petition. It’s not enough to make recyclable plastic toys - big, rich companies shouldn’t be making toys out of plastic at all.
Please help us get Burger King and McDonald’s to listen to us by signing our petition to help the environment.
Ella and Caitlin age 10 and 8