Brett Molina

USA TODAY

Published 8:52 AM EDT Sep 20, 2019

Burger King is saying goodbye to plastic toys in the United Kingdom.

The fast-food chain revealed on Twitter it was going to remove plastic toys from all Junior meals across the region to help protect the environment. 

Burger King restaurants in the U.K. are also participating in a Meltdown campaign where visitors are encouraged to bring in plastic toys for recycling and receive a free King Junior meal.

“We want to lead the way in making a change and reducing our environmental impact,” reads a statement from Burger King U.K. on their website. “Removing single-use plastic toys is one way in which we can do this.” Customers can show their toys at the counter between Sept. 19-30 to participate.

Burger King could not be immediately reached for comment when asked whether the chain is planning to remove plastic toys from other restaurants worldwide, including the U.S.

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