8-year-old boy pleads with McDonald’s to cut down on single-use plastics and the company responds

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A young boy the name of Jacob Douglas from the UK who is passionate about conservation recently reached out to Mcdonald’s with a heartfelt plea.

Jacobs who is eight years old wrote to the fast-food chain and told them what would really make him happy…

It reads: ‘Dear McDonald staff, please can you stop putting toys in the happy meals? ‘I would be very happy. The toy are made of plastic and it is affecting the world around us. It is killing a lot of animals. Yours sincerely, Jacob Douglas age 8 Essex, Basildon.’

Jacob loves animals, including polar bears, and we’ve been doing things like swapping shower gels for soaps for a while, and he was thinking about what more he could do, so he thought about getting in touch with McDonald’s as they’re a huge company which could make a big difference.” – Kristy Douglas

Read McDonald’s heartwarming response below:

“We are very impressed by how passionate Jacob is about protecting the environment, and would like to assure him that we are also passionate about doing our bit to protect the environment for generations to come. Jacob said he was worried that Happy Meal plastic toys were affecting the world. We fully understand that Jacob would like us to think about using different materials for our toys and McDonald’s is looking at alternatives that will keep our Happy Meals fun without causing damage to our environment.

In the coming months, customers will start seeing more books, board games and soft toys in our Happy Meals – which will see a near 60 per cent reduction in the number of hard plastic toys given away in comparison to the first half of the year. We hope this reassures Jacob we are working hard to reduce our impact on the environment.”

McDonald’s also announced its plans to remove plastic lids from their McFlurry ice creams and single-use plastic from its salad bowls in the UK.

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8-year-old boy pleads with McDonald’s to cut down on single-use plastics and the company responds



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