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 · 2 weeks ago

First 2 comment

krazy-kat · 1 week ago

It is best for buying the toys with the magazine

krazy-kat · 1 week 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 · 1 week ago

it is the same amount of votes for yes and no

ellabeegee · 1 week 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 · 1 week ago

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

fn_reader · 1 week ago

First and yes

ivansp2011 · 1 week ago

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

brienreg · 1 week ago

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

sushirat1 · 1 week 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 · 1 week 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 .