Should all magazines ditch their free plastic toys?


31st March 2021

SKYE, a ten-year-old girl from Fairbourne in Gwynedd, has proved again that just one small person can make a big difference!

Two weeks ago, we told you about Skye’s campaign to ditch the cheap plastic toys that are given away with lots of kids’ magazines. She had her first big result last week, when supermarket chain Waitrose said that it would stop selling magazines with throwaway toys on the cover.

“While we know these magazines are popular with children, some of the unnecessary plastic attached to them has become really excessive,” Waitrose said.

“I think it’s a shame publishers have to be told what they are doing is wrong,” Skye told The Guardian newspaper. “It would be good if they took it seriously without having to be told by ten-year-olds like me.”

What do you think?

Should all magazines ditch their free plastic toys?


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ansha007 · 6 months ago

First 2 comment

krazy-kat · 6 months ago

It is best for buying the toys with the magazine

krazy-kat · 6 months ago

Actually, I don't think it's a good idea as peaple litter the plastic that comes with the toys and that could infect the amazing animals in our planet...I L❤VE animals soooo much

cr1cket1 · 6 months ago

it is the same amount of votes for yes and no

ellabeegee · 6 months ago

I think all magazines should ditch their free plastic toys because a lot of the time they end up getting put in the bin and that can end up in the ocean which is causing ocean plastic pollution. Ocean plastic pollution is killing animals and that is killing our planet.

scarlet10 · 6 months ago

I love the toys on the front but get rid if plastic and on with reusable things

fn_reader · 6 months ago

First and yes

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

I think that they should as if not, more marine animals will die and plastic pollution will strike.

brienreg · 6 months ago

Plastic is hateful - they could replace it with things just as fun, that are eco!

sushirat1 · 6 months ago

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you not care about the planet?! 🌎
Because I DO and I voted for yes! Yes, magazines SHOULD ditch their plastic toys!!!!
I cannot believe NO got more votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I care about the planet!
And When we all are dying I will be there to say, “TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
*leaves with nose sticking up*

lego04 · 6 months ago

I think children love these toys. On the other hand I think that it is very important to protect our environment and this is not helping . I think some magazines have some plastic toys but the majority of them are made of a different material that is environmentally friendly .

katkid10 · 6 months ago

I think they should ditch those toys, as all it does is DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT YOU WORLD HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!

ansha007 · 6 months ago

Magazines should ditch their plastic toys. We should care for our planet, day by day more and more harm is dealt to the earth. Even though these little 'fun' toys are loved by children all over the world, they make a big difference to our environment

ansha007 · 6 months ago


ansha007 · 6 months ago

Magazines should ditch their plastic toys. As those plastic toys are made, moment by moment, animals are dying all over the world, and although these 'fun' little plastic toys are loved by thousands we should think of the world around us, so these small toys can make a very big difference to the environment.

ansha007 · 6 months ago

I dont believe 'no' got more votes

[email protected] · 6 months ago

I would have gone for both but I think it it more sensible

jedorjok21 · 6 months ago

Except for babies, those toys are just useless, nobody above the age of 3 uses them. And so I think it is a REALLY good idea to remove the toys. People just litter them about the place. I see a lot of them in the public and it is just disgusting.

opalstar · 6 months ago

I think that, yes, we should ditch these toys because there are so many magazines, people don't keep the toys forever and most of them are plastic. If we keep using these plastic toys our world's state could become worse than it already is.👩‍💻🌏🌏🌏🌏

cat55 · 6 months ago

I think they should ditch there free plastic toys. But maybe only for some magazines, maybe stuff that's plastic should be made out of recyclable stuff and stuff that can't go to landfill. I think magazine toys should be mad e out of eco - friendly materials and the toys actually do something fun...

cat55 · 6 months ago


jerrymarg6 · 6 months ago

The plastic toys often get played with for a day, and then break or get thrown away. That is really wasteful.

owlgebra · 5 months ago

I think that there should still be toys... yet not plastic toys, recyclable toys as it is not fair that the por planet is being damaged.

kelly burns · 5 months ago

Why would they remove the the toy.

panda89 · 5 months ago

Has anyone actually ever played with these toys.... WHO SAID THAT WE SHOULD KEEP THEM???????!!!!! do you care about the earth 🌍 :’(

panda89 · 5 months ago

It is so wasteful we need to get rid of them

samihana · 5 months ago

NO because little kids and me love playing with toys

samihana · 5 months ago

The toys are the main thing so why

lego04 · 5 months ago

Who L❤️VES Lego well that is made of plastic think about it I know it isn’t about Lego but still should Lego be band .
NO !!!

pinkyfox · 5 months ago

They should ditch there rapping but not the toys

milkpuddin · 5 months ago

I think they should use Abel to recycle plastics

abhi01 · 5 months ago

Lego04 I love Lego it shouldn’t be banned because you keep it for a long time and it is fun to play with.
Plastic toys from magazines most of the time get thrown away after a day or break. No one really plays with them and babies should not be allowed as it is a choking hazard.

d-rabbit · 5 months ago

Shops get rid of there plastic toys unless they have plastic-free toys because plastic gets in the ocean and hurts the fish

mcgeorge1 · 4 months ago

33rd to comment :(

mcgeorge1 · 4 months ago

If all magazines were to ditch plastic toys what would the toys be made of. PAPER? If they were to do this they might as well ditch toys in magazines all together

mcgeorge1 · 4 months ago

examples such as lego magazines would probably have to be cancelled

katkid10 · 4 months ago


stkurian · 4 months ago

I seriously don't believe NO got more votes. People should really start to care about the world a lot more.

ihorsman · 4 months ago

yes they are just plastic and get put in the bin and into the see.

ebazgo · 3 months ago

yes because i never used the toys <3

mwhitty · 3 weeks ago

Maybe if the could be recycled