Food waste is a huge problem for our environment. If it were an emitting country, it would be the 3rd largest emitter after the USA and China. Around 1/3rd of the food produced is wasted, and most of that is edible.
The resources going into that cultivation and production, as well as the gases released on decomposition in landfill are harmful for our planet. Plastic accounts for <1% of the emissions in the bakery process.
It's estimated that without plastic packaging bread waste would be 20% higher (it's already the second most wasted food in the UK). Thankfully, our plastic bags are fully recyclable (in store) and soon it will be fully recyclable from home (hopefully not to long to wait!) So, if we can keep it out of landfill that's a big win for our planet.
Our boxes and the content within are recyclable and biodegradable.