McDonald’s is taking on a new pledge. They are now stating they will offer more sustainable Happy Meal toys worldwide. This goal is set to be reached by 2025.
Fun fact, more than 100 countries worldwide sell Happy Meals at McDonald’s locations. According to CNBC, the burger chain began selling the meals in 1979. In 2018, after widespread concern about children’s meals at fast-food restaurants, the company revamped its options to selections that were lower in calories, sodium, saturated fat, and sugar.
The reason for this change is that they hope to cut 90% of the amount of virgin fossil fuel-based plastic used in the toys in 2018. McDonald’s said this change comes at the request of parents and children.